Who were the rock artists?

A unique artistic tradition

Part of story: Ngā toi ana

Muttonbirding in New Zealand

The muttonbird, tītī, or sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus), is a member of the petrel family of seabirds (Procellariidae). The birds have dark brown plumage, with

Part of story: Tītī − muttonbirding

Europeans to 1840


Part of story: History

Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation

Traditionally, Māori believe there is a deep kinship between humans and the natural world. This connection is expressed through kaitiakitanga – a way of managing the environment.

Part of story: Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation


The Ngāti Porou tribe derive their name from the ancestor Porourangi.

Part of story: Ngāti Porou

Early Europeans

Abel Tasman

Part of story: Marlborough region

Coastal predatory open-water fish

Kahawai Although the kahawai (Arripis trutta) is sometimes called sea trout or sea salmon, its resemblance to trout or salmon is only superficial.

Part of story: Coastal fish

Lyttelton Harbour


Part of story: Canterbury places

Early farming and the great pastoral era

New Zealand’s economic backbone New Zealand’s agricultural production since the beginning of European settlement has been different from that of most other developed countries because:

Part of story: Farming in the economy



Part of story: South Canterbury places

Māori history

Nelson’s eight tribes

Part of story: Nelson region