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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: 16/10/23
Māori culture and customs

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The arrival of Kupe in Aotearoa marked the beginning of Māori culture and customs in New Zealand. The early Māori were known to have established their own tr...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Kiwiana (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The culture of New Zealand is unique. It includes bits of history from various sections of society that go to make up New Zealand. You can see it in items li...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Inca civilisation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Inca Empire stretched across the central Andes region of South America, with the capital city of Cuzco located in modern-day Peru. The Incas were famous ...

Entry last updated: 12/01/23
Seasons (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Years are split into seasons. In many places, such as New Zealand, there are four seasons. They are spring, summer, autumn (or fall), and winter. In tropical...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Samoa

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Samoa is a country made up of nine volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The largest of these islands is Upolu - home to Samoa’s capital city. An inde...

Entry last updated: 21/05/24
Springbok Rugby Tour 1981

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

In 1981 the South African rugby team, the Springboks came to tour New Zealand. They had toured before, but the South African apartheid system was causing an ...

Entry last updated: 18/08/23
Places of Marlborough

Regional Resources

There are many places that are significant to Marlborough, known as Te Tauihu-o-te-Waka in te reo Māori.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Tangiwai disaster 1953

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Tangiwai is the site of the worst railway disaster in New Zealand’s history. It happened on Christmas Eve 1953 when the Wellington to Auckland night express ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Cook Islands

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Cook Islands is a country in the Pacific Ocean made up of 15 different islands. Rarotonga is the largest of the 15 islands. The capital Avarua is found o...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23