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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
Volcanoes (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

A volcano is a vent (opening) in the earth's crust through which magma (molten rock within the earth) erupts to the surface as lava, a mixture of liquid rock...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Tsunamis

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Tsunamis are destructive surges of water or waves in a sea, or large lake. They are caused by a significant movement on the sea bed, from an earthquake, a vo...

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

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Natural disasters are major, sudden events caused by nature that injure people and damage property. New Zealand is prone to a number of natural disasters. Th...

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

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Around the world, volcanoes are formed by molten lava pushing through an opening in the earth's crust. In this article we'll look at websites and some books ...

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

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand is a mountainous country made up of the North and South Islands, with 60% of the South Island being covered in mountains. These mountain...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Tangiwai disaster 1953

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

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: 26/05/22