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Ngā pūoro Māori (Māori music)

Māori music has many important composers, some of whom use traditional mōteatea (chanted song-poetry), and others whose music includes introduced musical sty... Entry last updated: 20/01/21

Pūrākau (Māori myths and legends)

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: 03/08/17

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

Hōne Heke (? - 1850)

Hōne Heke (Hōne Wiremu Heke Pōkai) was a Māori leader from the Ngāpuhi tribe, born in the early 1800s in the far north of New Zealand Aotearoa. He was known ... Entry last updated: 02/05/17

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

Springbok Rugby Tour 1981

In 1981 the South African rugby team, the Springboks came to tour New Zealand. They had toured before, but the South African apartheid system was causing an ... Entry last updated: 21/09/17

Tangiwai disaster 1953

Tangiwai was the site of what is considered to be the worst railway disaster in New Zealand's history. It happened on Christmas Eve 1953, when the passenger ... Entry last updated: 16/06/17

Cave Creek disaster 1995

Cave Creek is in Paparoa National Park on the West Coast of the South Island. On 28 April 1995, disaster struck when the viewing platform suspended high abov... Entry last updated: 07/09/17

Anzac

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It came about in 1914 during World War One when the Australian Army and the New Zealand Army formed t... Entry last updated: 11/01/17

Nuclear-free New Zealand

New Zealand is a nuclear-free zone, which means no nuclear weapons or nuclear powered ships are allowed in our territory. Find out how New Zealanders protest... Entry last updated: 31/08/17
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