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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: 1/12/23
Seasons

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

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

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Civil Rights Movement (USA)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The American Civil Rights Movement was a movement in the 1950s and 1960s for racial equality, especially in the Southern States of America where there was se...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Events of Waimakariri

Regional Resources

Lots of events have shaped the Waimakariri District as it is today. Here are some sources you could look at if you'd like to find out about these events.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Places of Waimakariri

Regional Resources

There are many places that are significant to the Waimakariri District. Here are some sources you could look at if you'd like to find out about them.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Gold rush (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The New Zealand gold rush began with the discovery of gold in the Coromandel area in 1852. As more gold was discovered, people came to New Zealand from all o...

Entry last updated: 7/07/22
People of Waimakariri

Regional Resources

Here are some sources you could look at if you'd like to find out about individual people or groups of people from the Waimakariri District.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Erebus disaster 1979

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Erebus disaster is considered New Zealand's worst air accident. On 28 November 1979, Air New Zealand flight TE901 crashed on the slopes of Mount Erebus d...

Entry last updated: 7/07/22
Russian Revolution 1917

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

The Russian Revolution which lasted from 1917 to 1923 marked the end of the Romanov dynasty or Russian Imperial Rule. The Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin s...

Entry last updated: 4/10/23
Himalayas

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia. It has many of Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, the summit of Mount Everest. The mountain range pass...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23