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Climate change

Climate change is a change in worldwide climate patterns, like the weather. It is a very important topic in current events because the world is seeing a very... Entry last updated: 19/07/17

Colonialism

The world has a long history of colonialism. Colonialism is when one country takes political control over the land and people of another country, usually thr... Entry last updated: 31/03/20

Refugees (worldwide)

When people are unsafe in their home country and leave to find safety (or refuge) in another country they are known as refugees. Refugees have been escaping ... Entry last updated: 27/09/19

Cold War (1947-1991)

Following World War Two, the period from 1945 until the 1991 was known as the Cold War. This was an international struggle for power between communist nation... Entry last updated: 13/05/20

Natural disasters (New Zealand)

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: 06/03/17

Māori Land March 1975

On 13 September 1975, around 5000 people marched from Te Hāpua in the North Island down to Wellington. This Māori land march or hīkoi (march) led by Ngāpuhi ... Entry last updated: 29/05/19

Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games, like the Olympic Games, is held every four years and features teams from all over the world competing in various sports events. Unlik... Entry last updated: 16/02/18

Māori history

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: 29/05/19

Tourism (New Zealand)

New Zealand is a very popular tourist destination and international tourism is one of the largest contributors to the economy. The country's diverse scenic b... Entry last updated: 25/03/20

Dame Whina Cooper (1895 - 1994)

Dame Whina Cooper, of Te Rarawa descent, was born in 1895 in northern Hokianga. She is best known for leading the famous 1975 land march (also called a hīkoi... Entry last updated: 11/09/18
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