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Shaking in the Press Building

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David Bately describes his experience of the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch...

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Early morning quake

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Diane Jordon was in bed in her Christchurch home when the magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the early morning of Saturday 4 September 2010...

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Crownthorpe School, Hawke's Bay

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This 1950s photograph shows (from left) Margaret, Colin and Elizabeth Joll at Crownthorpe School in the 1950s...

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Tokorangi School, Manawatū

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Tokorangi School in Manawatū was one of the country schools that Celia Geary attended. Her father, Len Browning, was a teacher in various country schools – he is standing in the left background of this photograph...

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Pakeho school, King Country

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Ann Somerville writes of Pakeho school, near Te Kūiti...

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Manahune School, North Canterbury

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In 1947 Helen Hirst spent a year as a sole-charge teacher on a farm called Manahune, at Waipara, North Canterbury. Helen (left) and Mrs Thomson (right) are shown with the pupils of Manahune School in 1947...

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Different lessons

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This photo of Waiharakeke School, south of Kāwhia Harbour, shows its features in the 1940s, when Mrs Eileen Shaw was a pupil...

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Piripiri aided school

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Piripiri school in 1927 and 2009...

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Riding to school

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J. L. Brunel’s brother (left) sits on Ponto, a pony that carried all the children in his family to and from school at Kaikōura in the 1920s. His sister is on a horse called Midnight...

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Tom Long, hangman

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Wairarapa historian Gareth Winter writes about the life and times of the infamous Tom Long, for many years the government's official hangman...

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Boulder Bank: the Inkster bach

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Bryce Gilchrist and Helen Inkster enjoy a sunny day on the Boulder Bank, where Inkster’s family own a bach (small holiday home), one of a number in the area. The Department of Conservation has managed the Boulder Bank since 1992. Since then owners have been issued with five-year renewable licence...

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Traditional surrogacy

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Traditional surrogacy is when a woman carries a baby, which is her genetic child, for a couple because the intended mother cannot do so. The intended father provides the sperm. After having two children, and with the support of her husband, Amanda MacLeod has been a traditional surrogate ...

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A Pinedale childhood

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Jocelyn Buckett (later Keith), her brother Rob and sister Lindy pose for the camera at Pinedale in April 1948. Pinedale, situated east of Putaruru, was a thriving timber town in the 1940s.

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Te Arakura School, Manawatū

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Ngaire Swinburne (then Ngaire Harper) attended Te Arakura School, between Feilding and Palmerston North, in the 1930s. In this 1937 photo Ngaire is fourth from right in the back row, next to her foster sister, Kath Bennett (Davies...

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Kahuika School in the Catlins

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Mary Murphy went to schools in the Catlins, South Otago, in the 1930s and 1940s. Mary is fourth from left in the middle row of this photo of Kahuika School pupils, taken in 1940...

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Trained by a fantail

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Denis Knight's interactions with his local fantails have made him a big fan of this native bird...

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Marriage between tribes

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 This whakapapa (genealogy) for the chief Rangitihi and his descendants includes examples of marriage alliances to resolve inter-tribal grievances. Taiwere of Ngāti Whakaue was married to Tāmiuru of Ngāti Pikiao, and their son Pūkākī married Ngāpuia of Tūhourangi, creating much-...

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Sample protection order

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This is a sample first page of a temporary protection order. The full form attached gives details of the order's conditions, which include prohibitions on harassing or assaulting the protected person, damaging or threatening to damage their property, and possessing firearms.

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Whakapapa of Rangitihi and his descendants

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For Māori, sexual relationships provided opportunities to develop social connections between different groups. This whakapapa (genealogy) for the chief Rangitihi shows how strategic marriages and the outcome of sexual unions between his descendants created strong links between ...

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Maniapoto's whakapapa in graphic form

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Here Maniapoto's whakapapa is presented visually as a family tree. In this case the story goes many generations further back than in Tom Roa's recitation. Whakapapa from information provided by Tūhuatahi Tui Adams

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