Technology and venues, the 2000s

Technological developments

Part of story: Experimental film

Caves and life forms

How caves form Caves are formed by natural processes such as the action of rainwater, waves, glaciers or lava (molten rock).

Part of story: Caving


Maruiwi Around the time of Toi, who was one of the first explorers to reach New Zealand from Hawaiki, the Maruiwi people inhabited lands throughout the central North Island. Their

Part of story: Ngāti Tūwharetoa

The great outdoors

Part of story: Children’s play

French charts before 1840

Although James Cook produced the first outline of New Zealand, it was the French who produced most of the coastal surveys before 1840. At least six charts of the Bay of

Part of story: Early mapping

Snaring methods: tākiri and tāhei

Snares Snaring with a looped rope was a common method of catching birds.

Part of story: Te tāhere manu – bird catching

Skiing in New Zealand


Part of story: Skiing