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Evolution

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: 24/04/19

Easter

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: 10/05/19

Diwali (festival of lights)

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: 10/07/19

Myths and legends

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: 27/09/19

Biology

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 - th... Entry last updated: 08/06/18

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

Chinese New Year

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: 08/02/19

Influenza pandemic 1918

Influenza, most commonly called 'the flu' is a disease that is caused by a virus, which affects the upper and lower respiratory tract. In 1918 an influenza p... Entry last updated: 10/05/19

First encounters (New Zealand)

2019 marks 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage from England to Aotearoa (New Zea... Entry last updated: 12/11/18

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
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