Te Hekenga Nui
The Discovery and Settlement of Aotearoa
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Terms 1–4
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$5 per student
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Auckland Museum | At your school
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1 hour

This programme is for the following year groups: Year 4–6, Year 7–8, Year 9–13

E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea

I will never be lost, for I am a seed sown in Rangiātea

The human story of Aotearoa begins with Kupe and his voyages of discovery. Later, Pacific migrants were spurred on by his discoveries and crossed the ocean in search of a fabled land.

The first migrants left a legacy of adaptation and change that continues to teach us not only about who they were, but who New Zealanders are today.

Learn about Pacific waka, voyaging, and navigation,  the emergence of Te Ao Māori,  and tūrangawaewae and identity.

Image details: Gaskin, C. (1990) Kendall Bay,Kauri Point, Waitemata Harbour. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki PaengaHira. PD-1995-1-6.

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