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Early settlers (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

European settlers began to arrive in New Zealand from 1769. Find out how they arrived, where they came from, what life was like then, and how they interacted...

Entry last updated: 27/04/22
Government (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

New Zealand has a democratic system of government, with elections taking place every three years. The head of government is the Prime Minister. The system of...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Elections (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

General elections (or parliamentary elections) are held every 3 years when New Zealanders get the opportunity to decide who will govern the country. Local el...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Disasters (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

This entry focuses on New Zealand disasters like shipwrecks, mining disasters and transport disasters. These disasters are often referred to as accidents and...

Entry last updated: 6/07/22
Authors (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

There are many successful New Zealand authors who have written books for children, young adults and adults. In this entry, we will show you where to find inf...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
New Zealand Wars (1840s-1870s)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

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: 1/06/22
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
Refugees (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their homeland because of war or persecution. Many countries, including New Zealand, have a refugee quota —...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Mount Tarawera eruption 1886

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

On 10 June 1886, the eruption of Mount Tarawera shook the volcanic plateau of the North Island in Aotearoa New Zealand. Ash and debris from the volcano burie...

Entry last updated: 1/04/22
Local body elections

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Local body elections are held every 3 years on the second Saturday in October. This is when people in New Zealand get to choose people for their local counci...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22