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Te reo Māori (Māori language)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Te reo Māori is the native language of Aotearoa New Zealand. It is very important to Māori culture and identity, and forms a part of New Zealand's culture an...

Entry last updated: 21/09/22
Pūrākau (Māori myths and legends)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

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: 26/05/22
Māori culture and customs

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

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: 15/07/22
Communication

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Historically people have been communicating with each other in many different ways. There is verbal communication, which uses sounds and spoken language, non...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Matariki (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. The Matariki cluster can be seen in the sky near the end of June...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Declaration of Independence (New Zealand)

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga – The Declaration of Independence was signed on 28 October 1835 by 34 northern Māori chiefs. The document declared the in...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Kapa haka

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Kapa haka is a traditional Māori performing art involving songs (waiata), dance and chanting. Kapa haka is performed by groups on a marae and in a variety of...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Sir Apirana Ngata (1874-1950)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sir Apirana Ngata (1874-1950) was a Ngati Porou leader, lawyer and politician. He is famous for his work in Māori land development and reform, and for his su...

Entry last updated: 5/10/22
Ngā pūoro Māori (Māori music)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

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: 15/07/22
History (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand has a unique story involving a variety of people, places and events. In this entry we'll show you the best websites and books to use to ...

Entry last updated: 17/05/22