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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
Treaty of Waitangi

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, or the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed on 6 February 1840, and since that time it has been the basis for the relationship between Māori ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Sailing

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sailing is the use of sails and wind to move a boat forward on a sea, river or lake. People in Aotearoa New Zealand have been sailing for hundreds of years. ...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
World War One (primary sources)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

People who lived during World War One and soon after left behind lots of diaries, photos, letters, manuscripts and other such documents that recorded events,...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Stone Age

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Stone Age was a period in prehistoric times that lasted millions of years. The word 'prehistoric' means a time before people created writing to keep reco...

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

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

In New Zealand we have a number of different holidays throughout the year as well as school holidays. Some holidays are for particular regions (provincial ho...

Entry last updated: 12/01/23
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
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: 3/02/23
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
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: 27/05/22