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Welcome to Living Heritage

Where young people celebrate New Zealand's heritage and taonga. With our support, schools can present their own web pages about their local community, whānau and friends.


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  • Our Changing Indian Heritage

    Marcellin College – Published 12/06/2012

    In this story the Indian students from Marcellin College record some of their history, their memories of India, and how they are maintaining their Indian culture in New Zealand by continuing to celebrate their Indian Festivals.

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Latest stories

  • Fofoga he Atu Pulapulaola ha Niue

    Niue Primary School - Primary – Published 25/06/2012

    These stories have been titled ' FOFOGA HE ATU PULAPULAOLA HA NIUE'. This translates as the Beauty of the young generation of Niue. The beauty is within the stories that the children have written about their life on Niue.

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  • Nukutuluea Foou

    Waterlea School - Primary – Published 14/06/2012

    Niuean children from Waterlea School invite you to read their story and share their Niuean heritage and their family links to Niue. Even though they live in New Zealand their connection with Niue is very strong and their story reflects this strong connection.

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  • Patea 2012

    Patea Area School - Primary – Published 27/04/2012

    Find out about the Patea 2012 storm. The year 3 and 4 children from Patea Area School had many experiences to share with each other, and wrote and drew pictures of what had happened.

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  • Whanaungatanga

    Tauriko School - Primary – Published 19/04/2012

    Tauriko School's year 5 and 6 students have used their school’s inquiry process to explore what it was like to be a member of their community up to 100 years ago. Enjoy reading their discoveries.

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  • Our playground in Island Bay

    Island Bay School - Primary – Published 03/04/2012

    K8 at Island Bay School love going to the park. They go there whenever they can to play in the big house and go down the big slide. They call it "Our Park in Island Bay" but when told it was really called 'Shorland Park' they wanted to know why. Follow their journey to see what they found out!

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Recovery of greater Christchurch photography competition

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) invited all schools - primary, intermediate and secondary - in greater Christchurch to take part in a photography competition. Schools were asked to submit photographs that reflected their students' visions of recovery - what greater Christchurch will be like in the future.

To view entries click here.

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Two of the latest Living Heritage stories were created as part of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Pacific Islands' Living Heritage Project in Niue.