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Treaty of Waitangi

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, or the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed on 6 February 1840, and since that time it has been the basis for the relationship between Māori ...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Festivals and celebrations (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

New Zealand observes many different festivals and celebrations throughout the year. These include arts, music and film festivals, as well as traditional cele...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
World War Two (New Zealand involvement)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

On 5 September 1941, Prime Minister Joseph Savage announced that New Zealand would be joining World War Two. Even thought New Zealand was in the war to suppo...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Sir Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sir Edmund Hillary was a famous New Zealander who achieved many different things in his life. He is most well-known for climbing Mount Everest, the tallest m...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Chinese New Year

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is now one of the world's most celebrated festivals. It is the longest public holi...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Diwali (festival of lights)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Diwali, known as the Hindu Festival of Lights has been celebrated for more than 2,500 years. It falls in either October or November each year, depending on t...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Christmas

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

For many Christians, Christmas marks the birth of Jesus. It is celebrated on 25 December in most countries around the world, and involves traditions like San...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Kiingitanga (Māori King movement)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Kiingitanga, the Māori King movement, was founded in 1858 with the aim of uniting the different tribes of Māori under a single leader. The current king, Te A...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Matariki (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. The Matariki cluster can be seen in the sky near the end of June...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21
Māori culture & customs

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Māori were the first people to settle in New Zealand.They were known to have their own unique tikanga (customs). However the coming of the European settlers ...

Entry last updated: 25/11/21