Plant and animal pests By the time provincial governments had been abolished, in 1876, the disadvantages of importing animals and plants were
Part of story: Government and agriculture
First encounters European explorers visiting New Zealand in the 1700s quickly saw the possible uses of flax. Rope was then in demand for rigging on sailing ships and many other purposes.
Part of story: Flax and flax working
Māori oral tradition From 1840 there had been many collectors of Māori oral traditions, but these accounts offered no agreement about a
Part of story: Ideas of Māori origins
Part of story: Children’s and young adult literature
Nuku-tai-memeha, Nukutere and Paikea For Ngāti Porou, the Nuku-tai-memeha of Māui is the foundation canoe. According to tradition it lies upturned
Part of story: Canoe traditions
Stories from the community The huge plane did nothing to calm my husband’s nerves, but we were together and it was only 11 hours to Los
Part of story: The voyage out
Social movements from the 1960s, especially feminism and the Māori and Pacific people’s cultural revival, have had a profound impact on New Zealand painting.
Part of story: Painting
The last decades of the 19th century saw the rise of walking as outdoor recreation, which created a new use for tracks. This change was due to several factors:
Part of story: Walking tracks
Remote sensing Until the Second World War, geologists studied only the surface of the land. With new technology, they could study deeper rocks on land, and look beneath the sea. To do this
Part of story: Geological exploration
New Zealand’s Māori tribes have a fund of narratives about people and beings who existed long before the arrival of Polynesian settlers by canoe. This collective knowledge is
Part of story: First peoples in Māori tradition
As Europeans surveyed, acquired and dramatically altered New Zealand’s landscape they replaced older Māori names.