New Zealand

New Zealand is in the south-western Pacific ocean and consists of two larger mountainous islands, North Island and South Island, and various smaller islands.  The islands have much unusual wildlife not found anywhere else in the world, including flightless birds such as the endangered kiwi. The islands were first inhabited by the Maori people, who came from Polynesia around 1000 AD. The Dutch discovered the islands in the 1600s and named them New Zealand but they didn't settle; Captain James Cook brought the British to the islands in 1769.

New Zealand for kids

Kia Ora!

Fun fact: More people live in the city of Auckland on North Island than in the whole of the South Island!

New Zealand Culture for Kids
Whether exploring New Zealand's iconic bird, the kiwi, watching the haka, or learning about poi...
New Zealand Colouring Pages
Take a trip to New Zealand with us by printing and enjoying our New Zealand colouring pages! You...
New Zealand Postcards
These printable New Zealand postcards make a fun writing activity for the classroom - or for a...
New Zealand Printables for Kids
Useful for a New Zealand theme, Waitangi Day or even prior to a visit to this lovely country, our...
New Zealand Story Paper
You can visit some of the sites of New Zealand in your imagination - or write about an actual visit...
New Zealand Worksheets
Here is a small collection of useful map worksheets and fact worksheet - perfect for studying New...
New Zealand Flag Printables
Here you will find a collection of New Zealand flag printables including a New Zealand flag...
New Zealand Crafts for Kids
With its interesting and unique birds and the rich culture of the Maoris, a New Zealand theme...

New Zealand's National Holiday

New Zealand kiwi and flag
New Zealand's national holiday is celebrated on 6th February and is called Waitangi Day. It's a good excuse for a visit to the beach or a concert, or to have a picnic or party! We've got some ideas here:
Waitangi Day

Maori warrior doing the Haka
A Maori warrior doing the Haka!

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