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Mäori use of environmental resources

This is a collection of 25 digital curriculum resources focusing on how Mäori people used environmental resources for purposes other than gaining food. The resources are grouped into four categories - birds for feathers; sea mammals for carving; plants for weaving; and timber for carving. While the collection includes some ...

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North Island brown kiwi

This is a North Island brown kiwi ('Apteryx mantelli') preserved by taxidermy. A flightless bird, it has brown feathers streaked with a reddish tinge. The long thin bill is ivory in colour with nostrils located at the end - a feature unique to the kiwi. The bird here is a male, about 40 cm high, and would have weighed about ...

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Kiwi pendant, 19th century

This is a pendant made from 9 carat gold and the beak of a kiwi ('Apteryx' species), a flightless bird unique to New Zealand. The maker is unknown, but it is believed to have been created in the 19th century. At the broad end of the beak is a gold mount with a loop. The mount is inscribed with the Mäori word, Taihoa, meaning ...