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Learning Intentions:


Tangata whenua and tauiwi arrived in Aotearoa from other countries across the Pacific and the world. Everyone who migrated introduced new customs, traditions, games, including food, celebrations, clothes and so on. New ideas, values, and behaviours contribute to our collective identity. 

Learning intentions for this experience are:

  • Understand how immigration contributes to community. 

  • Explore and investigate the way the places interact with people and people interact with places.

Kōrero | Discussion:


  • What is immigration?

  • Why do people migrate?

  • Who has immigrated from another country? What was it like? How did they feel?

  • What does belonging mean to you?

Ngā ngohe | Activities:


Here, there and everywhere

  • Investigate the meaning of:

    • Tangata whenua.

    • Tauiwi.

  • Use the library, internet, and interviews to research:

    • How has immigration influenced Aotearoa New Zealand over time?

    • How has migration of Māori to cities (particularly during mid-twentieth century) influenced iwi values and practices?

    • What does the Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi say about sovereignty and rangatiratanga? 

  • Explore the advantages and challenges of immigration.

  • Write, draw, record, or create a slide-deck to explain the way your community has changed due to migration.


Then and now

  • Research one of the following:

    • Sports and recreation of Māori before colonisation.

    • History of football or futsal in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    • History of the Football Ferns.

    • History of FIFA.

    • The Christmas truce. 

  • Share your research as a timeline or presentation. 

  • How do these organisations or events encourage active play? 


Football friends

  • Imagine you have arrived in Aotearoa and you don’t speak English.

    • Write, storyboard, or draw how football or futsal can help new arrivals make friends and have fun. Consider how you might feel and how you can communicate across different languages.

    • What are some values that football or futsal players share? 

  • Write, record, or draw a story about how football or futsal encourage whanaungatanga.

Kuputaka | Glossary:


  • Tangata whenua: indigenous people. 

  • Tauiwi: people who arrived after tangata whenua.

  • Kawa: protocol.

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