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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
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: 4/11/22
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
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: 25/05/22
Easter

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Eating hot cross buns or going on an Easter egg hunt are two ways we celebrate Easter in New Zealand Aotearoa. In this article we'll look at the meaning of E...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Hinduism

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Hinduism is one of the world's oldest religions. It has roots and customs dating back to more than 4,000 years. Today, with about 900 million followers, Hind...

Entry last updated: 11/08/22
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
Native plants (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Native plants are plants that are indigenous to or originate from a specific country. New Zealand has a wide variety of native plants which are unique as the...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Sign language (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sign language is a way to communicate using body movements, facial expressions, and hand signals to give meaning. It is used when speech is not possible. For...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22