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Disasters (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

This entry focuses on New Zealand disasters like shipwrecks, mining disasters and transport disasters. These disasters are often referred to as accidents and...

Entry last updated: 6/07/22
Natural disasters (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Natural disasters are major, sudden events caused by nature that injure people and damage property. New Zealand is prone to a number of natural disasters. Th...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
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
Wahine disaster 1968

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Wahine was a ferry that ran between Lyttelton and Wellington. In 1968, it sank just off the coast of Wellington. Over fifty people died, making it one of...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Nuclear disasters

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Nuclear power is another source of power like wind, water or solar power. It is a cheap, reliable and clean source of energy, however the biggest disadvantag...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Cave Creek disaster 1995

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Cave Creek is in Paparoa National Park on the West Coast of the South Island. On 28 April 1995, disaster struck when the viewing platform suspended high abov...

Entry last updated: 22/07/22
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
Pike River Mine disaster 2010

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The explosion at Pike River Mine on 19 November 2010 killed 29 men. This was a major disaster for New Zealand in recent times. Two years later the Royal Comm...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Ballantyne's fire 1947

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Ballantynes is a well-known department store in Christchurch. On 18 November 1947 a fire broke out in the store and many workers became trapped on the upper ...

Entry last updated: 14/04/22
Earthquakes (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

An earthquake is when the ground shakes. Earthquakes are caused when parts of the earth called plates move against each other. An earthquake is a type of nat...

Entry last updated: 11/04/22