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    1840s–early 20th century: Māori tradition and the Great Fleet

    Māori oral tradition From 1840 there were many collectors of Māori oral traditions, but these accounts did not agreement on a date of arrival, who arrived, the number of vessels, or the exact point of departure in Polynesia. However, there were some point ...

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    1920s–2000: new understandings

    always traditional. He was a baptised Mormon and had helped to translate the Book of Mormon (which ...

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    Parakeets

    Parakeets or kākāriki (little kākā) are slender green parrots with long tails. Like other parrots, they have broad, curved beaks and are zygodactyl – they have two toes pointing forward and two backwards. The ancestor of New Zealand’s kākāriki species cam ...

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    Māori, conservation, ecology: the 1960s onward

    Māori views The era of growth in national parks was followed by a period of turmoil. Māori, whose opinions had been largely overlooked as parks were set up, became more vocal. People of the Tūhoe tribe, who had been pressured into cooperating with the est ...

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    Modern netball

    Netball New Zealand In the 1980s the national association made a concerted effort to raise the profile of netball. In 1989 the first executive director was appointed, and in 1990 the association changed its name to Netball New Zealand. The national team b ...

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    Early Europeans

    Abel Tasman The 1642–43 expedition led by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sailed into Tasman Bay and probably sighted Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D’Urville Island), but substantial European acquaintance with Marlborough had to await British explorer James Cook and ...

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    Government

    the Wairau and adjacent areas, which took place in 1859. Soldiering on From 1859 the new province had ...

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    Queenstown and Arrowtown

    Queenstown 285 km north-west of Dunedin and 187 km north of Invercargill, Queenstown sits halfway along Lake Wakatipu, and had a 2013 population of 11,505. Queenstown’s dramatic setting, surrounded by mountains on the edge of glacial Lake Wakatipu, is une ...

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    The people of New Zealand

    How many New Zealanders are there? The population of New Zealand reached four million in April 2003, having doubled since 1952. It reached three million in 1973. It was continuing to grow from both natural increase and immigration. In the year to June 200 ...

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    Modern society

    New Zealand in the world New Zealand is becoming more closely integrated into a global society. This is sometimes seen as Americanisation, and a departure from the country’s previous reliance on Britain for social and cultural models. Movies and televisio ...

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