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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
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: 12/12/23
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
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
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
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
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
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
Floods

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Floods happen when large amounts of water from rivers, oceans, seas and lakes overflow onto land. This can result in the loss of lives, and the destruction o...

Entry last updated: 13/12/23
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