Video stories

Teaching local history to students (3:07)

Josh Lewis, a teacher at Rotorua Boys High School, emphasises the importance of young people learning about their own history, and considering different perspectives on significant events.


Visiting sites is an important part of teaching Māori history (2:06)

Cyril Gilroy, kaumātua from Te Rūnanga o Waihōpai, Ngāi Tahu, talks about how important it is to visit the sites of places that are important to Māori and to hear the stories about these places from local people. The Treaty is an important part of the story that helps to explain the cultural significance of the land and past events to Māori.