A new dawn! The government’s formal Dawn Raids apology to the Pacific peoples last weekend acknowledged these events and signals a healing process. Explore student resources, curated by the National Library, here.
Twinkling in the winter sky just before dawn, Matariki (the Pleiades) signals the Māori New Year. For Māori, the appearance of Matariki heralds a time of remembrance, joy and peace. It is time for communities to come together and celebrate. In the 2000s, it became more common for both Māori and Pākehā to celebrate Matariki. From 2022 a public holiday marking Matariki will be held in June or July each year. Find out more about Matariki by clicking on this item.
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NEW ZEALAND HISTORY VIDEO SERIES
Here is a link to a 14 Episode video/podcast series created in Oct/Nov 2019. Each episode runs for 15-20 minutes and is well presented and easy to watch. It is classified G and co-presented by Leigh-Marama McLachlan and William Ray.
If a tree falls in the forest.....
A philosophy group meets in the library to dicuss meaningful, abstract, random things... want to be involved... Talk to Mrs Quaid.... Helpful advice, this group will suit all our deep thinking, abstract and random students!
Chess club meets in the library on a Wednesday at Break 2. Come and join in. The group is convened by Mr Brickell.
Book club meetings are being held in the library during Break 2 on a Tuesday. WATCH THIS SPACE... or come and join the group. It's very informal although some actual reading may be involved.