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Aotea Utanganui has a vast collection of taonga Māori from South Taranaki. These items provide links to the arrival of Māori to the region, and give students hands-on experience with educational taonga. Students will learn about resources early Māori used to live in Aotearoa before the arrival of Europeans.

New Zealand Curriculum links

Social Sciences: This topic covers elements of Social Studies Levels 1-8.

Junior students (Year 0 - 10)

Students will learn about the resources and the daily lives of early Māori settlements in South Taranaki following their arrival from East Polynesia.

Senior Students (Year 11 - 13)

Lessons for older students are linked to achievement standards.

Social Studies: Level 1: AS 91039.
Māori Environmental Practices: Level 1: US 19671 Level 3: US 6147.

Aotea Utanganui, Museum of South Taranaki
Terms 1 - 4, 2021
Year level
Junior students (Year 0 – 10)
Senior Students (Year 11 – 13)
1 hour and 15 minutes
Free for Taranaki schools, $5 per student for schools outside Taranaki
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