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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
Christianity

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Christianity is the biggest religion in the world. It is based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or Jesus Christ. People who follow the religi...

Entry last updated: 11/08/22
Lakes (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

New Zealand is a land of lakes. Lakes are home to birds, native fish, and small creatures such as worms, mites, dragonflies, snails, and mussels. Pollution o...

Entry last updated: 12/10/23
Hinduism

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Hinduism is one of the world's oldest religions. It has roots and customs dating back to more than 4,000 years. Today, with about 900 million followers, Hind...

Entry last updated: 11/08/22
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
Chinese New Year

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is now one of the world's most celebrated festivals. It is the longest public holi...

Entry last updated: 28/03/24
World War One (New Zealand involvement)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

World War One, also called the First World War or the Great War, took place between 1914 and 1918. New Zealand was part of the British Empire then, so we jo...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Calendars

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Calendars are a way of dividing and measuring time into manageable pieces. Calendars start with small units building into larger units, days, months, years....

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
First encounters (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

2019 marked 250 years since the first meeting between Māori and the Europeans. This happened when James Cook, on board the Endeavour, sighted New Zealand on ...

Entry last updated: 26/06/24
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: 17/06/24