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A pinterest Board for the Identity topic being studied by my Year 9 classes.
Mitre Peak stands above Milford Sound in the Fiordland region of New Zealand. It apparently resembles the mitre hat worn by Bishops. It is one of the countries most visited and photographed natural features.

A trip to New Zealand isn't complete without visiting Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.

Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. They are divided amongst many Iwi (Tribes) many of which are linked together by marriage. Their language and culture are a strong part of the New Zealand identity.

Nga[More than Tama[Male] Toa[Warrior] Nga Tama Toa ready to die for there land and there woman a hereditary culturally cultivated philosophy to ensure the procreation and survival of species for the People Maori.

Buzzy Bee is a small pull along child's toy. It was produced in massive numbers in the 1950-80's. Made from wood with small springs for the antennae. When pulled along by the string it would click and the wings would rotate. It was a favourite with generations of New Zealand children and many grandparents still buy one for their mokopuna today. Unfortunately the toy is now manufactured overseas and some parts are now plastic.

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Whale Rider was a film made in 2002 and shot at the remote township of Whangara on the East Coast of the North Island. Based on the book by Witi Ihamaera it retold the myth of Paikea Apirana who was to lead the tribe but in the film this role was a girl, which her grandfather could not accept. It is resolved when several Whales beach themselves in front of the settlement.

Whale Rider, directed by NZer Niki Caro, based on the novel by prominent NZ Maori writer Wiki Ihimaera.

Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay were the first to climb Mt Everest in 1953. An Apiarist, Hillary was knighted almost immediately and spent much of the next 50 years working towards helping the Nepalese sherpas who had made him so famous.

Who really was first to climb Mount Everest?

Edmund Hillary et son sherpa Tensing Norgay atteignent le sommet de l'Everest pour la première fois, en // New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in

Colin Meads was a King Country farmer who played for the All Balcks for 14 years (1957-71). Often considered to be one of our greatest players, he was famous for his hard uncompromising play and his fierce determination to win. Part of an enormously successful 1960's team he epitomised the quiet determined Kiwi bloke.

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The Kauri tree is a native of New Zealand. It is one of the largest trees (by volume) in existence. There are very few left as widespread logging in the 19th century depleted most stands. The largest remaining tree is Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) in the Waipoua Forest in Northland. This picture is of "Te Matua Ngahere" (Father of the Forest) is the second largest but probably the oldest of the remaining Kauri trees and is estimated to exceed 2000 years.

The Kauri tree is a native of New Zealand. It is one of the largest trees (by volume) in existence. There are very few left as widespread logging in the 19th century depleted most stands. The largest remaining tree is Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) in the Waipoua Forest in Northland. This picture is of "Te Matua Ngahere" (Father of the Forest) is the second largest but probably the oldest of the remaining Kauri trees and is estimated to exceed 2000 years.

In New Zealand most people can be divided into those who love Vegemite and those who hate it. A by-product of the brewing industry it is made from yeast. Generally spread thinly over toast it is a breakfast meal, although it can also be used in soups to add flavour. Some people prefer the taste of Marmite which is a similar product, although many foreigners cannot see the appeal of either.

Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract. It is a spread for sandwiches, toast, crumpets and cracker biscuits, and filling for pastries. It's similar to beef bouillon.

Corriedale sheep were the first breed of sheep developed in New Zealand. The ability to refrigerate meat saw a massive development in Sheep farming after 1882. At times there were as many as 20 sheep for every New Zealander. This meant that many people depended upon sheep or affiliated industries for their living. Today this has fallen to about 5 per person.

Corriedale sheep were the first breed of sheep developed in New Zealand. The ability to refrigerate meat saw a massive development in Sheep farming after 1882. At times there were as many as 20 sheep for every New Zealander. This meant that many people depended upon sheep or affiliated industries for their living. Today this has fallen to about 5 per person.

The Skytower in Auckland has become a symbol for New Zealands largest city.

The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand.

Colim McCahon was apainter who emerged in New Zealand with a new and distinctive style. Many of his works challenged the norms of what was and wasn't art.  Some contained a strong religious theme. This is his painting 'A question of faith'.

Colim McCahon was apainter who emerged in New Zealand with a new and distinctive style. Many of his works challenged the norms of what was and wasn't art. Some contained a strong religious theme. This is his painting 'A question of faith'.

Ernest Rutherford was a scientist who worked in Cambridge, studying physics. He was the first to split the atom. His work would eventually lead to the Manhattan Project, but also to the many Nuclear power stations around the world.

1908 - Ernest Rutherford (born in Spring Grove, NZ) is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Tui are a native bird of New Zealand. They are distinctive for their dark colouring, often dark brown to black, almost iradescent. At their throat they carry a tuft of white feathers, leading them to be called the 'parson' bird by early settlers. Also distinctive is their call which is produced by a having 2 voice boxes. Tui can be trained to mimic humans and annoyingly even a telephone ringing.

Tui are a native bird of New Zealand. They are distinctive for their dark colouring, often dark brown to black, almost iradescent. At their throat they carry a tuft of white feathers, leading them to be called the 'parson' bird by early settlers. Also distinctive is their call which is produced by a having 2 voice boxes. Tui can be trained to mimic humans and annoyingly even a telephone ringing.

Kate Sheppard led the WCTU in the late 19th century in a campaign to give women the vote. In 1893 they succeeded and New Zealand became the first country in the world to achieve true universal suffrage.

New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant women the vote. Kate Sheppard, leading light of the suffrage movement, was vindicated when of New Zealand women took the chance to vote in their first general election.