INFO SHEET - Rongoā Māori - Rongoā is the Māori term for medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand.

INFO SHEET - Rongoā Māori - Rongoā is the Māori term for medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand. Rongoā is the Māori term for medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand.

TEACHING RESOURCES: Navigating Without Instruments

The voyage of the Waka Tapu closed the Polynesian triangle. This confirmed that it is possible to successfully and deliberately travel great distances by canoe while navigating without instruments.

INFO SHEET: The star compass – kāpehu whetū

To navigate by the stars, navigators need to memorise the star compass and star positions and to have an in-depth understanding of the celestial sphere.

Student Activity - Using rongoā Māori -  In this activity, students learn about rongoā Māori (medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand) through a silent card game.

Student Activity - Using rongoā Māori - In this activity, students learn about rongoā Māori (medicines that are produced from native plants in New Zealand) through a silent card game.

INFO SHEET - Rediscovering traditional Māori navigation - The recent resurgence in traditional Māori navigation techniques captured the imagination of Te Taka Keegan, who voyaged from Hawaii to Rarotonga on a waka (a Māori canoe) for 30 days.

INFO SHEET - Rediscovering traditional Māori navigation - The recent resurgence in traditional Māori navigation techniques captured the imagination of Te Taka Keegan, who voyaged from Hawaii to Rarotonga on a waka (a Māori canoe) for 30 days.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Kupe and modern voyaging | Sciencelearn Hub

Kupe and Modern Voyaging - STUDENT ACTIVITY. In this activity, students read a legend of Kupe. They compare this with modern-day voyaging without navigational instruments to work out what might have happened during the Polynesian migration.

INFO SHEET: Navigating the Waka Tapu - The Waka Tapu journey from Aotearoa to Rapanui (Easter Island) and back, which closed the Polynesian triangle, was navigated without instruments.

INFO SHEET: Navigating the Waka Tapu - The Waka Tapu journey from Aotearoa to Rapanui (Easter Island) and back, which closed the Polynesian triangle, was navigated without instruments.

Māori soil science   When Māori first arrived in New Zealand, they used observation and experimentation to grow food crops like kūmara in different soils with a colder climate.

Māori soil science When Māori first arrived in New Zealand, they used observation and experimentation to grow food crops like kūmara in different soils with a colder climate.

Restoring mauri after the Rena disaster

In October the Greek container ship MV Rena ran aground on Ōtāiti, also known as the Astrolabe Reef, off the coast of Tauranga.


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