Maori and Gold
Maori and the goldrushes In 1857 there were 1,300 Pakeha and 600 Maori digging in the Aorere district[aorere-gold/], New Zealand's first real goldrush. The influx had a profound effect...Read more about "Maori and Gold"...
Pakohe - Argillite
Known to Maori as pakohe, and to geologists as metamorphosed indurated mudstone, argillite is particularly associated with the Nelson-Marlborough region in New Zealand. It is found on Rangitoto (D'Urville Island), along...Read more about "Pakohe - Argillite"...
Kokowai (red ochre), obtained from clays rich in iron and aluminium silicates, was highly prized by Maori; depending on chemical composition, reds, oranges, yellows and browns were produced. Onekaka...Read more about "Kokowai"...
The ponds, marshes, lagoons and tidal estuaries fed by the Wairau and Opawa Rivers had always been the richest year-round food resource in the Cook Strait area. Major fighting...Read more about "Waikārapi or Vernon Lagoons"...
Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Aoraki
The ancient name of the South Island was Te Waka a Aoraki, a name given by the early Polynesian inhabitants of Aotearoa. Te Awatea Hou Te Awatea Hou...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Aoraki"...
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