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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: 15/07/22
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
Early settlers (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

European settlers began to arrive in New Zealand from 1769. Find out how they arrived, where they came from, what life was like then, and how they interacted...

Entry last updated: 27/04/22
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: 26/05/22
Māori Battalion

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Even though there was a Māori contingent in the First World War, the 28th Māori Battalion was only established in October 1939. Part of the 2nd New Zealand E...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
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: 25/05/22
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: 5/09/22
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
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