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Māori Battalion

Even though there was a Māori contingent in the First World War, the 28th Māori Battalion was only established in October 1939. Part of the 2nd New Zealand E... Entry last updated: 08/02/19

Tangiwai disaster 1953

Tangiwai is the site of the worst railway disaster in New Zealand’s history. It happened on Christmas Eve 1953 when the Wellington to Auckland night express ... Entry last updated: 16/06/17

Gold rush (New Zealand)

The New Zealand gold rush began with a discovery of gold in the Coromandel area in 1852. As more gold was discovered, people came to New Zealand from all ove... Entry last updated: 14/05/18

Māori culture and customs

The arrival of Kupe in Aotearoa marked the beginning of Māori culture and customs in New Zealand. The early Māori were known to have established their own tr... Entry last updated: 30/08/17

Kiwiana (New Zealand)

The culture of New Zealand is unique. It includes bits of history from various sections of society that go to make up New Zealand. You can see it in items li... Entry last updated: 16/01/17

Caves (New Zealand)

New Zealand is known for its limestone or karst caves and cave systems. Many are famous for their formations and glowworms. This entry will give you informat... Entry last updated: 08/01/19

Musket Wars (1810-1830s)

The Musket Wars (1810 to 1830s) were a series of battles between Māori tribes throughout New Zealand. They began after Pākehā brought muskets (ngutu pārera) ... Entry last updated: 19/02/20

Māori culture & customs

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: 29/08/19

New Zealand Wars (1840s-1870s)

The New Zealand Wars (ngā pakanga o Aotearoa), which happened between the 1840s and 1970s, were fought between Māori and government forces, which included Br... Entry last updated: 24/01/20

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef lies on the northeast coast of Australia. This natural reef is a unique ecosystem and home to hundreds of fish, turtles, dugong, whale... Entry last updated: 11/06/21
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