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New Zealand birds

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand has many unique birds, from forest parrots to flightless birds, sea birds and birds of prey. In this entry we will show you how to find ...

Entry last updated: 9/01/24
Forests (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand's forest ecosystem supports native and introduced trees, shrubs, animals, and birds. Forests might have covered 80% of the land, but thi...

Entry last updated: 6/04/23
Conservation (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Conservation is about preserving and protecting New Zealand's natural environment, wildlife and their habitats including marine reserves. This entry explore...

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

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

New Zealand Aotearoa has many different kinds of animals. They include native animals that are indigenous to New Zealand, animals that can only be found in N...

Entry last updated: 21/06/23
1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

1080 is a poison that has been used in New Zealand since the 1950s to control the populations of invasive species such as possums, rats, stoats, deer and rab...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Animal pests (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

An animal becomes a pest if it begins to cause considerable economic or environmental damage. Animal pests such as stoats, possums, deer, cats and mice were ...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
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 th...

Entry last updated: 25/08/23
Matariki

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in other cultures. The rise of Matariki in mid-winter marks the s...

Entry last updated: 27/05/24
Islands (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand is mainly known for its North and South Islands, but it is a nation surrounded by many islands. Some have interesting histories of being...

Entry last updated: 1/03/23
Mining (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Māori were the first to use pounamu (greenstone) and stone to make tools, weapons and ornaments. In the 1840s, coal and gold were discovered and mining began...

Entry last updated: 12/12/23