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Pūrākau (Māori origin stories)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Māori myths and legends run through all aspects of life in Aotearoa, from the creation of people to elements of the natural world such as the sea, sky, weath...

Entry last updated: 12/07/23
Local iwi

Regional Resources

There are many iwi with ancestral relationships to Tāmaki Makaurau. This page lists iwi and websites which have information about their histories.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Evolution

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Evolution is a scientific theory used by biologist to explain how living things have changed over a long period of time. Charles Darwin, a British naturalist...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Diwali (festival of lights)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Diwali, known as the Hindu Festival of Lights has been celebrated for more than 2,500 years. It falls in either October or November each year, depending on t...

Entry last updated: 1/12/23
Easter

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Eating hot cross buns or going on an Easter egg hunt are two ways we celebrate Easter in New Zealand Aotearoa. In this article we'll look at the meaning of E...

Entry last updated: 18/04/23
Pacific navigation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

In the early 13th to 17th century Māori, Polynesian and European voyagers journeyed to Aotearoa New Zealand for different reasons. They used waka (canoes), s...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Kiingitanga (Māori King movement)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Kiingitanga, the Māori King movement, was founded in 1858 with the aim of uniting the different tribes of Māori under a single leader. The current king, Te ...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Māori culture & customs

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Māori were the first people to settle in New Zealand.They were known to have their own unique tikanga (customs). However the coming of the European settlers ...

Entry last updated: 16/10/23
Biology

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms from one-celled creatures to the most complex living organism of all - t...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Human rights

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Human rights are simply basic rights that every human is entitled to regardless of their nationality, age, ethnic origin, gender, religion or language. The ...

Entry last updated: 5/09/22