While sexuality issues are often a sensitive topic, for people with disabilities they pose additional challenges.
Part of story: Sexualities
In the South Island, as European settlers arrived from the early 1840s on, burning played an important part in the establishment and expansion of large-scale sheep farming.
Part of story: Fire and agriculture
Mānuka and Ārai-te-uru The Mānuka canoe set out for Hawaiki, the Polynesian homeland, and successfully returned with a cargo
Part of story: Canoe traditions
Māori use of stone Although Māori did not use metals, stone was widely used for tools, weapons and ornaments. Suitable local rocks were
Part of story: Mining and underground resources
The footprints of past travellers have marked out a network of scenic trails that attract trampers from around the world.
Part of story: Walking tracks
The first collections As Europeans explored the world, they collected plants and animals. The British navigator James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769 with a team of naturalists, who made the
Part of story: Collections of plants and animals
Exploration For early Māori, rivers offered landing sites, harbours and a source of fresh water. They explored as far as possible upriver on many waterways. Tamatea’s cave on the Whanganui
Part of story: Rivers
Challenging, alluring and sometimes threatening, New Zealand’s ubiquitous rivers weave a thread in the nation’s identity. Since the 19th century, the rivers have inspired artists and writers.