Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


He Tohu books win Education Award

The He Tohu books took top honours in the best Student Resource – Secondary category at the Copyright Licensing Educational Awards last Thursday night. Winners were announced at the uLearn18 conference held at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland.

The He Tohu boxset was published by Bridget Williams Books in conjunction with the Department of Internal Affairs, to accompany the award-winningHe Tohu exhibition, and provide an introduction to the three important documents:

• 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni – Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand
• 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Treaty of Waitangi
• 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition – Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine

Each book contains full colour facsimiles of the original document, and wide-ranging new research led by Archives New Zealand, introduces us to many of the signatories. Text from leading historians such as Dame Claudia Orange, Vincent O’Malley, Aroha Harris and Barbara Brookes, sets each document in context.

“This is great acknowledgment for the incredible mahi led by Jared Davidson, Stefanie Lash and Dame Claudia Orange in researching and bringing the content together” says Peter Murray, Deputy Chief Executive at Internal Affairs.

“Special mention must be made to those involved in the crowdsourcing, an integral part to developing the Suffrage biographies.”

The awards recognise the success of New Zealand resource providers in the education market and standout contributions made in both New Zealand classrooms and overseas.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


More Large Birds: Giant Fossil Penguin Find In Waipara

The discovery of Crossvallia waiparensis, a monster penguin from the Paleocene Epoch (between 66 and 56 million years ago), adds to the list of gigantic, but extinct, New Zealand fauna. These include the world’s largest parrot, a giant eagle, giant burrowing bat, the moa and other giant penguins. More>>

Wellington: Little Blue Penguins Near Station Again

There have been more sightings of penguins near Wellington Railway Station on Sunday night, this time waddling into a parking building above a burger restaurant. More>>


Heracles inexpectatus: Giant Ex-Parrot Discovered

“New Zealand is well known for its giant birds. Not only moa dominated avifaunas, but giant geese and adzebills shared the forest floor, while a giant eagle ruled the skies. But until now, no-one has ever found an extinct giant parrot – anywhere.” More>>


Howard Davis: Sam Brooks' Burn Her Sets Circa Theatre Ablaze

Burn Her is engaging, witty, and exceptionally sharp, with every line of dialogue inserted for a reason and perfectly delivered by the two leads, who manage to command their space without competing against each other. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland