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Fiji

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Fiji is a country in the South Pacific. With more than 300 islands, Fiji is a popular tourist destination. This entry includes some great websites that have ...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
Vanuatu

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Vanuatu, once known as the New Hebrides, gained independence from France and Britain in 1980. The country is made up of over 80 islands in the South Pacific....

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
Myths and legends

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Every culture has its own collection of myths and legends. Legends are semi-true stories based on historical facts, events, and people, whereas myths are sto...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
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: 11/08/22
First encounters (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

2019 marked 250 years since the first meeting between Māori and the Europeans. This happened when James Cook, on board the Endeavour, sighted New Zealand on ...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Pacific history

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The geographic region of the Pacific Islands includes Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. It is believed that thousands of years ago people came to this reg...

Entry last updated: 19/09/23
Pūrākau (Māori origin stories)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Māori myths and legends run through all aspects of life in Aotearoa, from the creation of people to elements of the natural world such as the sea, sky, weath...

Entry last updated: 12/07/23
Māori history

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Māori first arrived on the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand over 700 years ago (estimates range from 1250 to 1300 AD). They traveled by waka (canoe) from east ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Niue

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Niue (pronounced like noo-ay) is an island in the Pacific Ocean. It is 261 square kilometres and has a population of 1620 people. Niue is a state that is par...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
Immigration (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The movement of people from one place to another is called migration, when people enter a new country to live, it is called immigration. Aotearoa New Zealand...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22