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Earthquakes

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Earthquakes are a natural phenomenon. They happen because of the movement of tectonic plates on the earth's surface. When a sudden slip between two plates ha...

Entry last updated: 12/10/23
Canterbury earthquakes 2010-2011

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

At 4:35 am on 4 September 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale shook Christchurch west, in the Canterbury region causing damage to houses a...

Entry last updated: 10/01/23
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: 18/08/23
Hawke's Bay earthquake 1931

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Hawke's Bay Earthquake (also known as the Napier Earthquake) occurred on the morning of Tuesday 3 February 1931. The quake devastated the region, injured...

Entry last updated: 22/07/22
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: 1/12/23
Tsunamis

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Tsunamis are destructive surges of water or waves in a sea, or large lake. They are caused by a significant movement on the sea bed, from an earthquake, a vo...

Entry last updated: 12/10/23
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
Events of Christchurch

Regional Resources

Through our histories, lots of things have happened that have had an impact on Christchurch | Ōtautahi. The following resources explore these events and can ...

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

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

A volcano is a vent (opening) in the earth's crust through which magma (molten rock within the earth) erupts to the surface as lava, a mixture of liquid rock...

Entry last updated: 3/11/23
Events of Tasman

Regional Resources

Here are some sources you could look at if you'd like to find out about events from Tasman's histories.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24