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People of the East Coast

Regional Resources

This section will help you get familiar with iwi, hapū, groups of people, and well-known names in politics, sport, and entertainment from this rohe (region).

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Māori history

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Māori first arrived on the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand over 700 years ago (estimates range from 1250 to 1300 AD). They traveled by waka (canoe) from east ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Seasons (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

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

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Health and wellbeing (hauora)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Health and wellbeing are important aspects in our life. Hauora is a Māori view of health unique to New Zealand, and covers the physical, mental, social and s...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
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
Cook Islands

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Cook Islands is a country in the Pacific Ocean made up of 15 different islands. Rarotonga is the largest of the 15 islands. The capital Avarua is found o...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
Immigration (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The movement of people from one place to another is called migration, when people enter a new country to live, it is called immigration. Aotearoa New Zealand...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Kiribati

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Republic of Kiribati (pronounced 'Kiri-bas') is a country in the South Pacific Ocean that speaks English and Gilbertese (or I-Kiribati). Made up of 33 is...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
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
Myths and legends

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Every culture has its own collection of myths and legends. Legends are semi-true stories based on historical facts, events, and people, whereas myths are sto...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22