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     1  ~ 2014 sep 03new zealand bushThe New Zealand bush – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandWhat is 'the bush '? In New Zealand , it is the native forest, which once covered most of the land. Dense and dark, it was alive with birds, insects and lizards, but ...
     1  +1 2014 aug 30spain mair sweep streetsMair , John Thomas - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandJohn Thomas Mair was born at Invercargill on 12 October 1876, the son of ... These were designed in 1929 in Spanish mission style and had a lounge, ... glazing and spandrel panelling sweep around the corner of Stout and Ballance Streets .
     1  +3 2014 aug 28willis st dental schoolTraining School dental clinic , Wellington, 1945 – Dental care – Te At the Dominion Training School in Willis Street , Wellington, large numbers of schoolchildren received dental care from trainee dental nurses. Forty-nine children ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 28british e olimpycs8. The British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games – Olympic Story: Olympic and Commonwealth games ... The Commonwealth Games, initially called the British Empire Games, are held every four years. The first British  ...
     1  +5 2014 aug 21new zelanda tonga1. Migrations – Tongans – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandTongans are the original inhabitants of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific. ... Although Tongans have travelled to New Zealand for over 100 years, there were  ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 13native lands purchase ordinanceLaws affecting Māori land - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandGovernor Robert FitzRoy relaxed this rule in 1844, allowing direct purchases by settlers. However, under the Native Land Purchase Ordinance 1846 Governor ...
     1  ~ 2014 aug 06bathypelagic zone animals3. The bathypelagic zone – Deep-sea creatures – Te Ara In the bathypelagic zone (1,000–4,000 metres deep) there is a total absence of sunlight. Bioluminescence (light produced by living creatures ) is the only source  ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 26maori musical instrumentsMusical Instruments – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandTheir musical instruments were all of the flute and trumpet variety, hollowed out of ... Maori flute players were envied and feared because of the power it gave ...
     1  +1 2014 jul 18te tau te tauTe Tau Ihu tribes – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandTe Tau Ihu o Te Waka-a-Māui is the prow of the demigod Māui's canoe – the top of the South Island. Many different iwi (tribes) have migrated to these fertile, ...
     2  ~ 2014 oct 02moana nui mediaTe Moananui -a-Kiwa Ngārimu VC – East Coast region – Te Ara All images & media in this story ... Te Moananui -a-Kiwa Ngārimu of Ngāti Porou was born at Whareponga, on the coast north of Waipiro Bay, in 1919. He served ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 29pygmy pinePygmy pine – Conifers – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandPygmy pine , interlaced here with other subalpine shrubs, is New Zealand's smallest conifer. It is a sprawling shrub that seldom grows taller than 30 centimetres.
     2  ~ 2014 sep 23bluff hill napier historyNapier - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThe city runs south from Bluff Hill , a small promontory of Hawke Bay, along the coast ... History . Founded in 1855 by the government, Napier (formerly known as  ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 10aunt daisys woolwash nzBASHAM, Maud Ruby, “ Aunt Daisy ”, MBE - Te Ara Encyclopedia of In 1926 she was first employed in radio by 1YA, Auckland , giving occasional ... As a children's session relief organiser, she became known as “ Aunt Daisy ”, and  ...
     2  ~ 2014 sep 06female roles new zealandWOMEN'S ROLE IN NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY – Te Ara WOMEN'S ROLE IN NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY ... Women in New Zealand have emerged from a predominantly domestic sphere in much the same way as was ...
     2  +2 2014 aug 27environment in new zealandNatural environment – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandStory: Natural environment . A blue duck. You're never more than 130 km from the sea in New Zealand , which has 18,000 km of coastline. It's also a land of ...
     2  +1 2014 aug 22new zealand flaxFlax - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandNew Zealand flax is one of the country's most distinctive native plants. It has sword-shaped leaves 1–3 metres long that grow in a fan shape. In spring, birds ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 20tsunami in new zealandNew Zealand's tsunami history - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandTsunamis have been a danger in New Zealand as long as people have lived there. Archaeological studies have shown that during the mid-15th century, many  ...
     2  +1 2014 aug 16new zealand spidersPoisonous spiders - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandNew Zealand has no harmful animals like poisonous snakes, scorpions or venomous insects, so its sole poisonous native spider – the rare katipō – has almost ... ‎White-tailed spider - ‎Redback spider - ‎Katipō spiders - ‎Katipō spider stamp
     2  ~ 2014 aug 14memorial cards nzMemorial cards and programmes – Death and dying – Te Ara In 18th century Europe memorial cards became a customary way to
     2  ~ 2014 aug 14aotearoa new zealandAOTEAROA – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandAOTEAROA . Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand , though it seems at first to have been used for the North Island only. Many meanings have been given ...
     2  ~ 2014 aug 14next kollektion lake rotoitLake Rotoiti – Nelson region – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandNext . Lake Rotoiti . The landscape of much of Nelson Lakes National Park, which lies on the eastern side of the Alpine Fault, resembles ... Lake Rotoiti is the smaller of the two large glacial lakes in the national park. ... Private collection
     2  +1 2014 aug 01foreshore and seabedLaw of the foreshore and seabed – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Story: Law of the foreshore and seabed . The legal demarcation of foreshore and seabed . Questions about public access to and public ownership of the coast ...
     2  -1 2014 jul 29effects of geothermal energy5. Effects on the environment – Geothermal energy – Te Ara Depletion of resources. The process of extracting geothermal fluids (which include gases, steam and water) for power generation typically removes heat from ... ‎Arsenic in the Waikato River - ‎Champagne Pool - ‎Geyser Valley in 1908
     2  ~ 2014 jul 27blue chatam island flowerChatham Island forget-me-not - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandWith their thick, glossy leaves and spectacular blue flowers , Chatham Island forget-me-nots (Myosotidium hortensia) are one of the most attractive of New ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 26history maori musical instrumentsMAORI MUSIC – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandDuring many centuries of isolation in the Pacific, the Maori people had been free to ... Instruments Used for Non- musical Purposes ... Vietnam War Oral History .
     2  +5 2014 jul 24new zealand tonga
     2  -1 2014 jul 20mechanised dairy famsFarm mechanisation - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThe greatest impact of mechanisation has been an enormous increase in ... In 1928 most dairy farms were either 55 acres (22 hectares) carrying 20–25 cows, ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 18trade practices commission nzTRADE PRACTICES AND PRICES – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New The keynote of the New Zealand economy is expansion – of farm and factory ... This Act established the Trade Practices and Prices Commission , comprising a ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 18trade practice nzThe keynote of the New Zealand economy is expansion – of farm and factory ... The Trade Practices Act was passed in 1958 with the object of preventing trade ...
     2  ~ 2014 jul 18new zealand mountain rangesSouth Island mountains - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandMountains dominate large areas of the New Zealand landscape. About 60% of the South Island is covered by ranges with peaks over 1,500 metres high.
     2  +5 2014 jul 16new zealanf and tonga
     3  ~ 2014 sep 22koru symbolThe koru - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThe koru , which is often used in Māori art as a symbol of creation, is based on the shape of an unfurling fern frond. Its circular shape conveys the idea of ...
     3  +1 2014 sep 16herbert red howeCook, George Howe and Cook, Herbert Francis – Biography – Te Story: Cook, George Howe and Cook, Herbert Francis ... Laid by the German raider Wolf it was discovered off Red Head in the Bay of Islands. Herbert Cook ...
     3  +4 2014 sep 15mullet fishing boat blueprintsOmatere mullet boat - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandXarifa · Sailing- boat · Auckland regatta, 1862 · Omatere mullet boat · Plans of ... Mullet boats began life as fishing boats , and were modified into fast racing craft.
     3  -1 2014 aug 31new zealand mountainsMountainous areas of New Zealand – Mountains – Te Ara Most of the alpine areas of New Zealand are in the South Island. A chain of mountains begins in north-west Nelson and the Kaikōura ranges, extends into the ...
     3  -1 2014 aug 31ara saltSalt – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandStory: Salt . Crystallisation ponds at Lake Grassmere. New Zealand is surrounded by sea water, but attempts to produce salt were unsuccessful for a long time.
     3  +1 2014 aug 27canterbury wooden gatesWooden gates , Canterbury - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandWooden gates , Canterbury . The gate at far right is swung, and gives access to the paddock. The gate at left is not often used. Held up with wire, it is too small for  ...
     3  +1 2014 aug 25new zealand maoriMāori New Zealanders – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandLearn about New Zealand's Māori people, who define themselves as iwi (tribes), by descent from the crew of voyaging canoes or other illustrious ancestors.
     3  ~ 2014 aug 24wage distribution nzIncome and wealth distribution – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandAfter the Second World War, distribution of personal income in New Zealand became increasingly more equal. But from the mid-1980s income became less ...
     3  ~ 2014 aug 22new zealand christmas imagesNew Zealand Christmas : the beach – Public holidays – Te Ara Part of page 2 – Easter, Christmas and New Year ... Reference: 44. Permission must be sought from Nelson Provincial Museum before any re-use of this image .
     3  ~ 2014 aug 15new zealand peopleNew Zealand Peoples – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealandof lifestyle. Today's New Zealanders celebrate a wide and varied heritage – from the Pacific, Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Explore New Zealand Peoples  ...
     3  ~ 2014 aug 10zew zealand maoriLearn about New Zealand's Māori people, who define themselves as iwi (tribes), by descent from the crew of voyaging canoes ... Explore Māori New Zealanders ...
     3  +1 2014 aug 06sir george greyGrey , George – Biography – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandGeorge Grey is believed to have been born in Lisbon, Portugal, on 14 April 1812. ... Spencer, the daughter of his predecessor in that office, Sir Richard Spencer.
     3  ~ 2014 aug 03sheep new zealandSheep farming – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandNew Zealand has almost 40 million sheep – 10 for each person. Sheep farming has been crucial in the development of the economy, and for 130 years was the ...
     3  ~ 2014 jul 28mount cook lilyMt Cook lily – Mountains – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThis is the Mt Cook lily (Ranunculus lyallii), growing below Mt Whitcombe in Canterbury. The flower is not actually a lily – it is the world's largest buttercup, with ...
     3  +2 2014 jul 25maori new zealandLearn about New Zealand's Māori people, who define themselves as iwi (tribes), by descent from the crew of voyaging canoes ... Explore Māori New Zealanders  ...
     3  ~ 2014 jul 24image of scottish settlers2. 1840–1852: organised settlement – Scots – Te Ara Encyclopedia Stories, biographies & more. The Story; Images & media ... The Otago settlers shared with other Scottish immigrants economic reasons for migrating. Few Scots  ...
     3  +85 2014 jul 19egg poultry industry4. Egg farming and production – Poultry industry – Te Ara Cage farming. Cage or battery farms supply 89% of eggs in New Zealand. ... Even in the early days of the poultry industry , hen housing was a matter for debate.
     3  ~ 2014 jul 18new zealand company3. British immigration and the New Zealand Company – History of It was also in 1840 that the first immigrants assisted by the New Zealand Company arrived. The company introduced long-term settlers directly from Britain , ...
     4  +6 2014 oct 04soil erosion control8. Mechanical control of erosion – Soil erosion and conservation Several mechanical methods are used to control and prevent erosion . Flumes. Flumes are artificial channels that control the flow of water down a slope and ...
     4  +1 2014 oct 01tarataTarata – lemonwood - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandLemonwood (Pittosporum eugenioides) is an attractive tree, commonly found in forest and regenerating scrub. It is easily distinguished from other plants by its ...
     4  +6 2014 sep 28post office nzHISTORY – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandBecause trade was developing between Australia and New Zealand the ... The infant Post Office faced formidable difficulties in establishing overseas postal ...
     4  ~ 2014 sep 27greenstone nz meaningPounamu – jade or greenstone - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandStory: Pounamu – jade or greenstone . Pounamu touchstone at the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Treasured, valuable and with spiritual significance, ...
     4  +2 2014 sep 27mining for gold7. Methods of mining – Gold and gold mining – Te Ara Encyclopedia Gold mining was rough, physical work. Where alluvial gold was very rich, it could be obtained with a shovel and pan. However, pans were used mainly for ...
     4  +2 2014 sep 26crown graft citrusGrafting oranges – Citrus , berries, exotic fruit and nuts – Te Ara Orange tree, Whāngārei, 1880s · Citrus orchards, Kerikeri, 1947 · Picking ... This 1966 film clip shows orange-tree buds being inserted and taped into the rootstock, some young grafted plants and an orchard of grafted trees. ... Crown Copyright.
     4  +1 2014 sep 24brotula butterflyFish and marine mammals - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandOne species, the brotula Fiordichthys slartibartfasti, lives only in Fiordland. ... Butterfly perch (Caesioperca lepidoptera), first collected on James Cook's second  ...
     4  ~ 2014 sep 24völknerVölkner , Carl Sylvius - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandCarl Sylvius Völkner was born in Kassel, Hesse, Germany, probably in 1819; his parents' names are unknown. Trained at the missionary college at Hamburg, ...
     4  +1 2014 sep 23jose manuelManuel José – Biography – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThe origins of Manuel José are clouded in mystery. It is not known for certain where he came from, nor when he arrived in New Zealand. He arrived in the ...
     4  -1 2014 sep 21new zeland applesApples and pears - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandApples and pears have been grown in New Zealand since Europeans first settled in the country. The missionary Samuel Marsden introduced the first apple and ...
     4  ~ 2014 sep 13new zealand apples
     4  +7 2014 sep 13famous new zealand donkeysSignposts - a blog about Te Ara the Encyclopedia of New Zealand He soon 'acquired' a donkey , known variously as 'Murphy', 'Abdul' or 'Duffy'. Simpson and Murphy then worked together, bringing in the ...
     4  +11 2014 sep 10new zealand earthquake wikipediaThe 1942 Wairarapa earthquakes - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New The army was called in to assist with demolition and clean-up, and to guard buildings. Bricklayers from all over New Zealand came to help rebuild and repair the ...
     4  ~ 2014 sep 09margaret sonia nDavies, Sonja Margaret Loveday – Youth – Te Ara Encyclopedia of Sonja Margaret Loveday Vile was born on 11 November 1923 in Wallaceville, ... Sonja did not learn his identity until she was 20, and never contacted him.
     4  +39 2014 sep 03mauri marsden call obituary2. Tohunga – Traditional Māori religion – ngā karakia a te Māori Ngāpuhi elder Māori Marsden suggested tohunga comes from an alternative ... the group that a young girl named Nga-ripene had died , as her spirit had passed  ...
     4  +1 2014 aug 29new zealand greenstone
     4  ~ 2014 aug 28new zealand tribesWaikato tribes – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThe large Waikato group of tribes are descended from the people of the Tainui canoe, and take their name from the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest.
     4  -1 2014 aug 23new zealand religionReligion and the churches - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThe prominence of churches in New Zealand's cities, towns and countryside attests to the historical importance of the Christian religion in New Zealand .
     4  -2 2014 aug 22new zealand jadeStory: Pounamu – jade or greenstone. Pounamu touchstone at the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Treasured, valuable and with spiritual significance, ...
     4  -1 2014 aug 21agriculture in newzlandAgricultural production - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandIt used to be said that New Zealand had 20 times more sheep than people. ... Despite the relative decline in both employment and output in agriculture , this ...
     4  +2 2014 aug 19replica of windmillA replica windmill – Dutch – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandA replica windmill . De Molen, a replica Dutch windmill, was built at Foxton at the suggestion of tulip grower Dirk van Til, and opened in 2003. It is intended to be ...
     4  ~ 2014 aug 15nz voting systemThe electoral system - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandFor most of the 20th century New Zealand had a 'first-past-the-post' electoral system . Candidates who gained a simple majority in single-member constituencies ...
     4  +5 2014 aug 12milking a womanWoman milking a cow - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandThe sight of women milking outside must have been fairly common in many country areas of New Zealand at the beginning of the 20th century. The man of the ...
     4  +33 2014 aug 10about new zealandTe Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandTe Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is building a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
     4  ~ 2014 aug 10what is spiderWhat is a spider ? - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandAlthough insects and spiders are often grouped together, they belong to different animal groups. Spiders are arachnids – technically Class Arachnida, which ...
     4  +4 2014 aug 07kiwi fruit transport companies5. Exports – Kiwifruit – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandDuring this period, kiwifruit producers intensified their use of chemical
     4  ~ 2014 aug 07new zealand privat school1. Private schools in New Zealand – Private education – Te Ara New Zealand's thriving private education sector included almost 100 private schools and just over 300 state-integrated schools in the 2000s. In 2010, 4% of ...
     4  +8 2014 aug 04new zealand whales1. Whales in New Zealand – Whales – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New However, some species that we call whales actually belong to the dolphin family. In New Zealand there are five such whales : the killer whale (orca), short-finned ...
     4  -1 2014 aug 04coal mining diagramBord and pillar mining – Coal and coal mining – Te Ara This diagram shows the traditional method of bord and pillar mining . Miners first extracted coal along roadways or bords, while the coal in between the bords ...
     4  +1 2014 jul 29auckland stock exchangeAuckland Exchange, 1980s – Stock market – Te Ara Encyclopedia of This high-rise building on Queen Street was opened in 1986 as the home of the Auckland stock exchange . The glass skyscraper appearance and the plush ...
     4  +2 2014 jul 29cricket field positions diagramPositions on a cricket field - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandPositions on a cricket field . This diagram shows the layout of a cricket game when a right-handed batsman at the top of the central pitch is facing the bowler at ...
     4  ~ 2014 jul 27new zealand sheep
     4  +1 2014 jul 23plum for pollyPolly Plum speaks out - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandPolly Plum was the pen name of Mary Colclough, a feminist activist in the late 1860s and 1870s. Radical in her ideas and actions, she supported women's rights, ...
     4  -1 2014 jul 19bush fault earthquakeWairarapa Fault scarp, Pigeon Bush – Earthquakes – Te Ara The steep scarp marks the Wairarapa Fault , which has ruptured several times during earthquakes in the last 5,000 years. The last recorded earthquake , in 1855, ...
     4  +1 2014 jul 17glaciers in new zealandGlaciers and glaciation - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandNew Zealand's glaciers are fed by snow carried on the moisture-laden winds in the stormy latitudes known as the roaring forties. East of the main divide in the ...
     5  -1 2014 oct 02new zealand accent3. Features of the New Zealand accent – Speech and accent – Te Phonemes. Phonologically New Zealand English (NZE) has the same 20-vowel phoneme system as British Received Pronunciation (RP), but ...
     5  ~ 2014 sep 21steel extraction2. Attempts to extract iron – Iron and steel – Te Ara Encyclopedia of To make steel you must first have iron. Iron is produced by smelting – heating iron ore to separate out the iron. Iron ore contains iron oxides, and when it is ...
     5  ~ 2014 sep 21butterfly brotula
     5  -3 2014 sep 20جنگهای دنیای جدیدFirst World War – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandIn the Great War , as the First World War was known at the time, 5% of New Zealand's military-age men were killed. At the end of four long years of fighting, ...
     5  +1 2014 sep 13maori culture1. People and culture today – Māori – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Numbers. In 2006 Māori comprised approximately 15% (565,329 people) of New Zealand's population. This figure was forecast to reach 16.6% (750,000) in ...
     5  +13 2014 sep 11diagram of weatherWeather diagrams - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandIn order to provide cheap, simple daily weather information to the press, in 1882 the meteorological office prepared 24 typical isobaric diagrams of New Zealand,  ...
     5  +5 2014 sep 09manufacture and sell alcohol nzLIQUOR LAWS – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealandthere have been efforts to have its manufacture and sale prohibited altogether. In modern times in New Zealand every Government, whatever its political ... The sale , supply, and consumption of liquor are governed principally by the Sale of ...
     5  +39 2014 sep 08apple new zealand
     5  ~ 2014 sep 07rauruNgā Rauru Kītahi - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandUntil recently, Ngā Rauru Kītahi were thought to have descended from the people of the Aotea canoe, whose leader was Turi. It is now believed that they are ...
     5  +1 2014 sep 06red sock campaignRed socks - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New ZealandOn one occasion he was injured, there were no red socks on board, and for the only time in the 1995 campaign the black boat lost. The team started to wear red  ...
     5  -3 2014 sep 03hahiNgā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations – Te Ara Its Māori name, Te Hahi Mihinare, means 'the missionary church'. Anglican missionaries used Māori converts to spread their message. The first Māori priest,  ...
     5  -2 2014 sep 02waiho river franz josefWaiho moraine loop, Franz Josef – Glaciers and glaciation – Te Ara The 'loop' indicates the extent of the Franz Josef Glacier, about 12,000 years ago. Unlike the surrounding river flats, it was too rugged to be cleared for farming ...
     5  +2 2014 aug 31anti smacking referendumThe ' anti - smacking ' referendum , 2009 – Referendums – Te Ara This cartoon illustrates the overwhelming 'no' vote in the citizens-initiated referendum on the so-called ' anti - smacking ' legislation in August 2009.
     5  +1 2014 aug 28frog in nz1. Frogs in New Zealand – Frogs – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New New Zealand has four frog species that are endemic – found only in New Zealand . There were three other endemic species, but they have become extinct since ...
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