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A korao no New Zealand; or, the New Zealander's first book was written by Anglican missionary Thomas Kendall in 1815, and is the first book written in the Māori language.
Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).
Affirmative action, also known as reservation in India and Nepal, positive action in the UK, and employment equity (in a narrower context) in Canada and South Africa, is the policy of protecting members of groups that are known to have previously suffered from discrimination.
African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is an insect-borne parasitic disease of humans and other animals.
Alan Duff, (born 26 October 1950), is a New Zealand novelist and newspaper columnist.
Anemia is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells (RBCs) or hemoglobin in the blood, or a lowered ability of the blood to carry oxygen.
Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.
Anglicisation (or anglicization, see English spelling differences), occasionally anglification, anglifying, englishing, refers to modifications made to foreign words, names and phrases to make them easier to spell, pronounce, or understand in English.
Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints.
An article (with the linguistic glossing abbreviation) is a word that is used with a noun (as a standalone word or a prefix or suffix) to specify grammatical definiteness of the noun, and in some languages extending to volume or numerical scope.
Auckland University Press is a leading New Zealand publisher that produces creative and scholarly work for a general audience.
Australia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
Sir Āpirana Turupa Ngata (3 July 1874 – 14 July 1950) was a prominent New Zealand politician and lawyer.
The Battle of Hingakaka (sometimes Hiringakaka) was fought between two Maori armies, an allied southern North Island army and a Tainui alliance army, near Ohaupo in the Waikato in the late 18th or early 19th centuries, and was reputedly "the largest battle ever fought on New Zealand soil".
The birds of New Zealand evolved into an avifauna that included a large number of endemic species (that is, species found in no other country).
The Boyd massacre occurred in December 1809 when Māori residents of Whangaroa Harbour in northern New Zealand killed and ate between 66 and 70 Europeans.
British nationality law is the law of the United Kingdom which concerns citizenship and other categories of British nationality.
Bruce Grandison Biggs (4 September 1921 – 18 October 2000) was an influential figure in the academic field of Māori studies in New Zealand.
The Cabinet of New Zealand (Te Rūnanga o te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa) is the New Zealand Government's body of senior ministers, responsible to the New Zealand Parliament.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Cannibalism is the act of one individual of a species consuming all or part of another individual of the same species as food.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
Cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix.
The Chatham Islands form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about east of the South Island of New Zealand.
Christian Mathias Cullen (born 12 February 1976) is a New Zealand former rugby union player.
A Christian mission is an organized effort to spread Christianity.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor.
In linguistics, cognates are words that have a common etymological origin.
Common Era or Current Era (CE) is one of the notation systems for the world's most widely used calendar era – an alternative to the Dionysian AD and BC system.
Conscription, sometimes called the draft, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service.
Between 1788 and 1868, about 162,000 convicts were transported by the British government to various penal colonies in Australia.
Cook Islands Māori is an Eastern Polynesian language.
Crete (Κρήτη,; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica.
Cultural assimilation is the process in which a minority group or culture comes to resemble those of a dominant group.
The Declaration of the Independence of New Zealand (He Wakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni), signed by a number of Māori chiefs in 1835, proclaimed the sovereign independence of New Zealand prior to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.
Dendrochronology (or tree-ring dating) is the scientific method of dating tree rings (also called growth rings) to the exact year they were formed in order to analyze atmospheric conditions during different periods in history.
The Department of Corrections (Corrections) (Māori: Ara Poutama Aotearoa) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with managing the New Zealand corrections system.
Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.
The Dog Tax war was a confrontation in 1898 between the Crown and a group of Northern Māori, led by Hone Riiwi Toia, opposed to the enforcement of a 'dog tax'.
Domestic violence (also named domestic abuse or family violence) is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.
Endemic warfare is a state of continual or frequent warfare, such as is found in some tribal societies (but is not limited to tribal societies).
An epidemic (from Greek ἐπί epi "upon or above" and δῆμος demos "people") is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less.
Frederick Edward Maning (5 July 1812 – 25 July 1883) was a notable early settler in New Zealand, a writer and judge of the Native Land Court.
Geoffrey Irwin (born 1941) is a professor of archaeology at the University of Auckland.
Sir George Grey, KCB (14 April 1812 – 19 September 1898) was a British soldier, explorer, Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Cape Colony (South Africa), the 11th Premier of New Zealand and a writer.
Global Politician was an online magazine of politics that publishes analysis of current events, as well as interviews with politicians, government officials, diplomats, book authors and terrorists.
The Haast's eagle (Harpagornis moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Zealand, commonly accepted to be the Pouakai of Maori legend.
The haka (plural haka, in both Māori and English) is a traditional war cry, war dance, or challenge in Māori culture.
The haka, a traditional war dance, or challenge, of the Māori people, has been used in sports in New Zealand and overseas.
In Māoridom and New Zealand, a hapū ("subtribe", or "clan") functions as "the basic political unit within Māori society".
Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.
The Hawaiian language (Hawaiian: Ōlelo Hawaii) is a Polynesian language that takes its name from Hawaiokinai, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed.
In Polynesian mythology, Hawaiki (also rendered as "Avaiki" (Society Islands), "Savai'i", (Samoa), "Havai’i" (Reo Tahiti)) is the original home of the Polynesian peoples, before dispersal across Polynesia.
Hōne Wiremu Heke Pōkai (1807/1808 – 7 August 1850), born Heke Pōkai and later often referred to as Hōne Heke, was a highly influential Māori rangatira (chief) of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe) and a war leader in northern New Zealand; he was affiliated with the Ngati Rahiri, Ngai Tawake, Ngati Tautahi, Te Matarahurahu and Te Uri-o-Hua hapu (subtribes) of Ngāpuhi.
Henare Kaihau (1854/1860? – 20 May 1920) was a New Zealand Māori politician, serving as Member of the House of Representatives for the Western Maori electorate.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American television series filmed in New Zealand, based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles (Hercules was his Roman analogue).
A hillfort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage.
HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1768 to 1771.
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River.
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Hongi Hika (c. 1772 – 6 March 1828) was a New Zealand Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe).
The Human Rights Commission (Māori: Te Kāhui Tika Tangata) is the national human rights institution (NHRI) for New Zealand.
In biology, immunity is the balanced state of multicellular organisms having adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or other unwanted biological invasion, while having adequate tolerance to avoid allergy, and autoimmune diseases.
Indigenous peoples, also known as first peoples, aboriginal peoples or native peoples, are ethnic groups who are the pre-colonial original inhabitants of a given region, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently.
Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.
Influenza, commonly known as "the flu", is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.
Interracial marriage is a form of marriage outside a specific social group (exogamy) involving spouses who belong to different socially-defined races or racialized ethnicities.
Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence, indifference, rejection of, or hostility towards religion.
Irreligion in New Zealand refers to atheism, agnosticism, deism, religious scepticism and secular humanism in New Zealand society.
Islam in New Zealand is a minority religious affiliation.
Iwi are the largest social units in New Zealand Māori society.
Sir James Carroll (20 August 1857 – 18 October 1926), known to Māori as Timi Kara, was a New Zealand politician of Irish and Ngāti Kahungunu (Māori) descent.
Captain James Cook (7 November 1728Old style date: 27 October14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.
Jean-Baptiste François Pompallier (11 December 1802 – 21 December 1871) was the first Roman Catholic bishop in New Zealand and, with priests and brothers of the Marist order, he organised the Roman Catholic Church throughout the country.
Sir Johann Franz Julius von Haast (born Johann Franz Julius Haast, 1 May 1822 – 16 August 1887), known as Julius Haast and later as Julius von Haast, was a German geologist.
"Ka Mate" is a Māori haka composed by Te Rauparaha, war leader of the Ngāti Toa tribe of the North Island of New Zealand.
Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka).
Kaumātua are elected tribal elders of either gender in a Māori community who have been involved with their whānau for a number of years.
Kī-o-rahi is a ball sport played in New Zealand with a small round ball called a 'kī'.
Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand actress who rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the film Whale Rider.
Kia ora (approximated in English as) is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English.
King Kong is a giant movie monster, resembling an enormous gorilla, that has appeared in various media since 1933.
Kurī is the Māori language name for the Polynesian dog.
Lake Ngaroto is a peat lake in Waipa District of New Zealand.
Language proficiency or linguistic proficiency is the ability of an individual to speak or perform in a language.
The law of New Zealand can be found in several sources.
Lawrence Makoare (born 20 November 1968) is a New Zealand Māori actor.
The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling that occurred after the Medieval Warm Period.
A macron is a diacritical mark: it is a straight bar placed above a letter, usually a vowel.
Mahuta Tāwhiao I (c. 1855 – 9 November 1912) was the third Māori King, reigning from 1894 to 1912, and member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 1903 to 1910.
Mana, in Austronesian languages, means "power", "effectiveness", and "prestige".
Jonathan Manu Bennett (born 10 October 1969) is a New Zealand-Australian actor.
A marae (in New Zealand Māori, Cook Islands Māori, Tahitian), malae (in Tongan), meae (in Marquesan), and malae (in Samoan) is a communal or sacred place that serves religious and social purposes in Polynesian societies.
Material culture is the physical aspect of culture in the objects and architecture that surround people.
The Māori All Blacks, previously called the New Zealand Māori, are a rugby union team from New Zealand.
Māori Americans are Americans of Māori descent, an ethnic group from New Zealand.
Māori Australians are Australians of Māori heritage.
The 28th (Māori) Battalion, more commonly known as the Māori Battalion, was an infantry battalion of the New Zealand Army that served during the Second World War.
Māori culture is the culture of the Māori of New Zealand (an Eastern Polynesian people) and forms a distinctive part of New Zealand culture.
In New Zealand politics, Māori electorates, colloquially known as the Māori seats, are a special category of electorate that gives reserved positions to representatives of Māori in the New Zealand Parliament.
The Māori King Movement or Kīngitanga is a movement that arose among some of the Māori tribes of New Zealand in the central North Island in the 1850s, to establish a role similar in status to that of the monarch of the British colonists, as a way of halting the alienation of Māori land.
The Māori Land Court (Māori: Te Kōti Whenua Māori) is the specialist court in New Zealand that hears matters relating to Māori land.
Māori, also known as te reo ("the language"), is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand.
New Zealand's Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) is an autonomous crown entity set up under the Māori Language Act 1987 with the following functions.
Various Māori traditions recount how their ancestors set out from their homeland in great ocean-going canoes (or waka).
Māori Muslims are a small minority community in New Zealand.
Māori mythology and Māori traditions are the two major categories into which the legends of the Māori of New Zealand may usefully be divided.
The Māori Party (Te Pāti Māori) is an indigenous rights-based political party in New Zealand, formed on 7 July 2004.
The Māori protest movement is a broad indigenous-rights movement in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Māori religion encompasses the various religious beliefs and practices of the Māori, the Polynesian indigenous people of New Zealand.
Māori Television is a New Zealand television station that broadcasts programmes that make a significant contribution to the revitalisation of the Māori language and culture.
Sir Māui Wiremu Pita Naera Pōmare (1875 or 1876 – 27 June 1930) was a New Zealand doctor and politician, being counted among the more prominent Māori political figures.
McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States.
Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by the measles virus.
The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) also known as the Medieval Climate Optimum, or Medieval Climatic Anomaly was a time of warm climate in the North Atlantic region that may have been related to other warming events in other regions during that time, including China and other areas, lasting from to.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.
Michael King, OBE (15 December 1945 – 30 March 2004) was a New Zealand popular historian, author, and biographer.
The Ministry for Women (Māori: Te Minitatanga mō ngā Wāhine) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on policies and issues affecting women.
A missionary is a member of a religious group sent into an area to proselytize and/or perform ministries of service, such as education, literacy, social justice, health care, and economic development.
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA or mDNA) is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into a form that cells can use, adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Mixed-member proportional (MMP) representation is a mixed electoral system in which voters get two votes: one to decide the representative for their single-seat constituency, and one for a political party.
The moa were nine species (in six genera) of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand.
Moriori are the indigenous people of the Chatham Islands (Rēkohu in Moriori, Wharekauri in Māori), east of the New Zealand archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand's national museum, located in Wellington.
A musket is a muzzle-loaded, smoothbore long gun that appeared in early 16th century Europe, at first as a heavier variant of the arquebus, capable of penetrating heavy armor.
The Musket Wars were a series of as many as 3,000 battles and raids fought throughout New Zealand as well as the Chatham Islands among Māori between 1807 and 1845, after Māori first obtained muskets and then engaged in an intertribal arms race in order to gain territory or seek revenge for past defeats.
The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the official secondary school qualification in New Zealand.
Native Hawaiians (Hawaiian: kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli, and Hawaiʻi maoli) are the aboriginal Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants.
The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.
New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
New Zealand competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
New Zealand English (NZE) is the variant of the English language spoken by most English-speaking New Zealanders.
The New Zealand foreshore and seabed controversy is a debate in the politics of New Zealand.
The New Zealand general election of 1879 was held between 28 August and 15 September 1879 to elect a total of 88 MPs to the 7th session of the New Zealand Parliament.
The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.
The New Zealand land confiscations took place during the 1860s to punish the Kingitanga movement for attempting to set up an alternative, Māori, form of government that forbade the selling of land to European settlers.
New Zealand's Law Commission was established in 1986 by the Law Commission Act 1985.
New Zealand literature is literature written in or by the people of New Zealand.
The New Zealand Māori cricket team is a team that represented the Māori community of New Zealand in the 2001 Pacifica Cup cricket tournament.
New Zealand Māori rugby league team is a rugby league representative side made up of New Zealand Māori players.
New Zealand Media and Entertainment (abbreviated NZME and stylized as NZME.) is a New Zealand newspaper, radio, outdoor advertising and digital media business.
The New Zealand national rugby union team, called the All Blacks, represents New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is known as the country's national sport.
The New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives.
The New Zealand Wars were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand from 1845 to 1872 between the New Zealand government and the Māori.
Ngāi Tahu, or Kāi Tahu, is the principal Māori iwi (tribe) of the southern region of New Zealand.
Ngāpuhi (or Ngā Puhi) is a Māori iwi located in the Northland region of New Zealand, and centred in the Hokianga, the Bay of Islands, and Whangārei.
Ngāti Porou is a Māori iwi traditionally located in the East Cape and Gisborne regions of the North Island of New Zealand.
Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Toarangatira or Ngāti Toa Rangatira, is a Māori iwi (tribe) in the lower North Island and upper South Island of New Zealand.
North Africa is a collective term for a group of Mediterranean countries and territories situated in the northern-most region of the African continent.
The Northland Peninsula, called the North Auckland Peninsula in earlier times, is in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand.
Once Were Warriors is New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling first novel, published in 1990.
Once Were Warriors is a 1994 New Zealand drama film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel.
Otago is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council.
The Otago Daily Times (ODT) is a newspaper published by Allied Press Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand.
The outrigger canoe (Ketagalan: bangka; Filipino: bangka; Indonesian: bangka; New Zealand Māori: waka ama; Cook Islands Māori: vaka; Hawaiian: waa; Tahitian and Samoan: vaokinaa; Malagasy: lakana, Proto-Austronesian *waŋkaŋ) is a type of canoe featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull.
Pacifism is opposition to war, militarism, or violence.
The Pai Mārire movement (commonly known as Hauhau) was a syncretic Māori religion or cult founded in Taranaki by the prophet Te Ua Haumēne.
The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic is a period in human prehistory distinguished by the original development of stone tools that covers c. 95% of human technological prehistory.
Palliser Bay is at the southern end of the North Island of New Zealand, to the southeast of Wellington.
Parihaka is a small community in the Taranaki region of New Zealand, located between Mount Taranaki and the Tasman Sea.
Patricia Frances Grace (born 1937, Wellington) is a Māori writer of novels, short stories, and children's books.
The word pā (IPA) can refer to any Māori village or defensive settlement, but often refers to hill forts – fortified settlements with palisades and defensive terraces – and also to fortified villages.
Pākehā (or Pakeha) is a Māori-language term for New Zealanders of European descent.
Pākehā Māori were early European settlers (known as Pākehā in the Māori language) who lived among the Māori in New Zealand.
Pōmare II (?–1850) was originally called Whiria.
Pōtatau Te Wherowhero (died 25 June 1860) was a Māori warrior, leader of the Waikato iwi (tribes), the first Māori King and founder of the Te Wherowhero royal dynasty.
Stephenson Percy Smith (11 June 1840 – 19 April 1922) was a New Zealand ethnologist and surveyor.
Phormium is a genus of two plant species in the Asphodelaceae family.
Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
Poi refers to both a style of performing art and the equipment used for engaging in poi performance.
Polynesia (from πολύς polys "many" and νῆσος nēsos "island") is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean.
The Polynesian languages are a language family spoken in geographical Polynesia and on a patchwork of outliers from south central Micronesia to small islands off the northeast of the larger islands of the southeast Solomon Islands and sprinkled through Vanuatu.
The Polynesian rat, or Pacific rat (Rattus exulans), known to the Māori as kiore, is the third most widespread species of rat in the world behind the brown rat and black rat.
The Polynesians are a subset of Austronesians native to the islands of Polynesia that speak the Polynesian languages, a branch of the Oceanic subfamily of the Austronesian language family.
The Population Investigation Committee is a United Kingdom social research group founded in 1936.
A post-war period or postwar period is the interval immediately following the end of a war.
Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, bowenite, or serpentinite stone found in southern New Zealand.
Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Te Pirimia o Aotearoa) is the head of government of New Zealand.
Property, in the abstract, is what belongs to or with something, whether as an attribute or as a component of said thing.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Radiocarbon dating (also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon.
Raglan is a former New Zealand parliamentary electorate.
Rangatira are the hereditary Māori leaders of hapū, and were described by ethnologists such as Elsdon Best as chieftains (p. 88).
Rapa-Nui is a 1994 film directed by Kevin Reynolds and coproduced by Kevin Costner, who starred in Reynolds's previous film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).
In Māori culture, a rāhui is a form of tapu restricting access to, or use of, an area or resource by unauthorised persons.
The Rātana movement is a church and pan-iwi political movement founded by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana in early 20th-century New Zealand.
In Māori culture, a rūnanga is a council, tribal council, assembly, board or boardroom.
The Ringatū church was founded in 1868 by Te Kooti Arikirangi te Turuki, commonly called Te Kooti.
Sir Robert Stout (28 September 1844 – 19 July 1930) was a New Zealand politician who was the 13th Premier of New Zealand on two occasions in the late 19th century, and later Chief Justice of New Zealand.
The Māori people of New Zealand use the word rohe to describe the territory or boundaries of iwi (tribes), although some divide their rohe into several takiwā.
A Royal Commission is a major ad-hoc formal public inquiry into a defined issue in some monarchies.
Samuel Lee (14 May 1783 – 16 December 1852) was an English Orientalist, born in Shropshire; professor at Cambridge, first of Arabic and then of Hebrew language; was the author of a Hebrew grammar and lexicon, and a translation of the Book of Job.
Scarlet fever is a disease which can occur as a result of a group A ''streptococcus'' (group A strep) infection.
Scoop.co.nz is a New Zealand internet news site run by Scoop Media Limited, part of the Scoop Media Cartel.
Seal hunting, or sealing, is the personal or commercial hunting of seals.
The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet minister in charge of managing the United Kingdom's various colonial dependencies.
Shag River (Waihemo) is located in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.
Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by one of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.
A social issue is a problem that influences a considerable number of the individuals within a society.
Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.
Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies.
The Spanish flu (January 1918 – December 1920), also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand is the first season of American television series Spartacus, which premiered on Starz on January 22, 2010.
Sport in New Zealand largely reflects its British colonial heritage, with some of the most popular sports being rugby union, rugby league, cricket, football (soccer), basketball and netball which are primarily played in Commonwealth countries.
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas.
Statistics New Zealand (Tatauranga Aotearoa), branded as Stats NZ, is the public service department of New Zealand charged with the collection of statistics related to the economy, population and society of New Zealand.
Stuff.co.nz is a New Zealand news website published by Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Fairfax Media Ltd.
Tahitian (autonym Reo Tahiti, part of Reo Mā'ohi, languages of French Polynesia)Reo Mā'ohi correspond to “languages of natives from French Polynesia”, and may in principle designate any of the seven indigenous languages spoken in French Polynesia.
The Tahitians, or Maohis, are a nation and Polynesian ethnic group native to Tahiti and thirteen other Society Islands in French Polynesia, as well as the modern population of these lands of multiracial, primarily Polynesian-French, ancestry (demis).
Taiwanese indigenous peoples or formerly Taiwanese aborigines, Formosan people, Austronesian Taiwanese or Gaoshan people are the indigenous peoples of Taiwan, who number nearly 530,000 or 2.3% of the island's population, or more than 800,000 people, considering the potential recognition of Taiwanese Plain Indigenous Peoples officially in the future.
Tamariki is the oldest ‘free school’ in New Zealand and one of the oldest in the world.
Tangata whenua is a Māori term that literally means "people of the land".
Tapu, tabu or kapu is a Polynesian traditional concept denoting something holy or sacred, with "spiritual restriction" or "implied prohibition"; it involves rules and prohibitions.
Tapu ae (also known as Tapuwai and Tapuwae) is a traditional Māori ball game.
Tāmati Wāka Nene (c. 1785 – 4 August 1871) was a Māori rangatira (chief) of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe) who fought as an ally of the British in the Flagstaff War of 1845–46.
Tāwhiao (Tūkāroto Matutaera Pōtatau Te Wherowhero Tāwhiao; c. 1822 - 26 August 1894) was leader of the Waikato tribes, the second Māori King and a religious visionary.
Tītore (c1775-1837) (sometimes known as Tītore Tākiri) was a Rangatira (chief) of the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe).
Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is an online encyclopedia created by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage of the New Zealand Government.
Te Matatini is a national Māori Performing arts festival in which Kapa Haka performers from all around Aotearoa (New Zealand) come together to compete for the noble and honour of winning the Te Matatini festival.
Princess Te Puea Herangi, CBE (9 November 1883 – 12 October 1952) was a Māori leader from New Zealand's Waikato region known by the name Princess Te Puea.
Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK), the Ministry of Māori Development, is the public service department charged with advising the government on policies and issues affecting the Māori community; promoting Māori achievement in health, training and employment, education and economic development; and monitoring the provision of government services to Māori.
Te Rangi Hīroa, also known as Sir Peter Henry Buck (ca. October 1877 – 1 December 1951), was a prominent member of the Ngāti Mutunga Māori iwi.
Te Rauangaanga (sometimes written Te Rau-angaanga or Te Rau-anga-anga) was the chief of the Ngāti Mahuta tribe of the Waikato tribal confederation and principal war chief of the confederation in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Temuera Derek Morrison (born 26 December 1960) is a New Zealand actor, who first gained recognition for his role as Dr. Hone Ropata on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), often informally known as the Mormon Church, is a nontrinitarian, Christian restorationist church that is considered by its members to be the restoration of the original church founded by Jesus Christ.
The Crown is the state in all its aspects within the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth realms and their sub-divisions (such as Crown dependencies, provinces, or states).
The Lord of the Rings is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson.
The Lost World is a novel released in 1912 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle concerning an expedition to a plateau in the Amazon basin of South America where prehistoric animals (dinosaurs and other extinct creatures) still survive.
The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis (credited as The Wachowski Brothers) and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment.
Thomas Kendall (13 December 1778 – 6 August 1832) was a New Zealand missionary, recorder of the Māori language, schoolmaster, arms dealer, and Pākehā Māori.
In the culture of the Māori of New Zealand, a tohunga is an expert practitioner of any skill or art, either religious or otherwise.
The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) is a treaty first signed on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs (Rangatira) from the North Island of New Zealand.
Treaty of Waitangi claims and settlements have been a significant feature of New Zealand race relations and politics since 1975.
A tsunami (from 津波, "harbour wave"; English pronunciation) or tidal wave, also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake.
Tuamotuan, Paumotu or Paumotu (Paumotu: Reo Paumotu or Reko Paumotu) is a Polynesian language spoken by 4,000 people in the Tuamotu archipelago, with an additional speakers in Tahiti.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
Tupaia (also known as Tupaea or Tupia) (c. 1725 – December, 26 1770) was a Tahitian Polynesian navigator and arioi (a kind of priest), originally from the island of Ra'iatea in the Pacific Islands group known to Europeans as the Society Islands.
Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a bacterial infection due to ''Salmonella'' typhi that causes symptoms.
The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
The University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) is a collegiate university located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.
Urbanization refers to the population shift from rural to urban residency, the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas, and the ways in which each society adapts to this change.
Victoria University Press (VUP), founded in the 1970s, is the book publishing arm of Victoria University of Wellington, located in Wellington, New Zealand.
Waikato is a local government region of the upper North Island of New Zealand.
Waikato Tainui, Waikato or Tainui is a group of Māori people iwi (tribal confederation) based in Waikato Region, in the western central region of New Zealand's North Island.
The Wairau Bar, or Te Pokohiwi, is a gravel bar formed where the Wairau River meets the sea in Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, north-eastern South Island, New Zealand.
The Waitaki River is a large braided river that drains the Mackenzie Basin and runs some south-east to enter the Pacific Ocean between Timaru and Oamaru on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Waitangi Tribunal (Māori: Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi) is a New Zealand permanent commission of inquiry established under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.
Waka are Māori watercraft, usually canoes ranging in size from small, unornamented canoes (waka tīwai) used for fishing and river travel, to large decorated war canoes (waka taua) up to long.
A warrior is a person specializing in combat or warfare, especially within the context of a tribal or clan-based warrior culture society that recognizes a separate warrior class or caste.
Whakapapa, or genealogy, is a fundamental principle in Māori culture.
Whakarewarewa (reduced version of Te Whakarewarewatanga O Te Ope Taua A Wahiao, meaning The gathering place for the war parties of Wahiao, often abbreviated to Whaka by locals) is a geothermal area within Rotorua city in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand.
Whale Rider is a 2002 New Zealand-German family drama film directed by Niki Caro, based on the novel of the same name by Witi Ihimaera.
Whaling is the hunting of whales for scientific research and their usable products like meat, oil and blubber.
A wharenui (literally "big house") is a communal house of the Māori people of New Zealand, generally situated as the focal point of a marae.
Whānau is a Māori-language word for extended family, now increasingly entering New Zealand English, particularly in official publications.
Whooping cough (also known as pertussis or 100-day cough) is a highly contagious bacterial disease.
William Colenso (7 November 1811 – 10 February 1899) was a Cornish Christian missionary to New Zealand, and also a printer, botanist, explorer and politician.
Captain William Hobson RN (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was a British naval officer who served as the first Governor of New Zealand.
Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler (born 7 February 1944), generally known as Witi Ihimaera, is a New Zealand author.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Xena: Warrior Princess is an American fantasy television series filmed on location in New Zealand.
The Young Māori Party was a New Zealand organisation dedicated to improving the position of Māori.
The 2013 New Zealand census was the thirty-third national census.
The 2016 Summer Olympics (Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016), officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August.
The 51st New Zealand Parliament was elected at the 2014 general election.
The 52nd New Zealand Parliament is the current meeting of the legislative branch of New Zealand's Parliament.
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