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Te Pokohiwi-o-Kupe: Aotearoa’s first settlement

Te Pokohiwi-o-Kupe: Aotearoa’s first settlement.

An interview with Dr Peter Meihana (Rangitāne, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa, Ngāi Tahu) by Isaac Snoswell

Wairau Bar is one of the earliest settlement sites in Aotearoa New Zealand. Seven hundred years ago, it was home to at least two hundred people, serving as a hub for trade, celebrations, ceremony, and community. This interview with Dr Peter Meihana explores who lived there, when they arrived, where they came from, what the settlement was used for, and how we know this.

Series: Connected 2022 Level 3 – Ka ora kāinga rua | A new beginning

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 6

Category: Non-fiction

Topics: archaeology, arrival, artefacts, burial, interview, koiwi tangata, museum, repatriation, settlement, South Island, tūpuna

In: Connected 2022 Level 3 – Ka ora kāinga rua | A new beginning

Publication date: October 2022

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