Issue of the Week 10 / 2023

Tāne Mahuta

Pānui – Read, interpret and discuss the information about the NZ kauri tree and the ngahere (forest).



SKU: WK10-2023-1 Category:


Explore connections to your own life and experiences, while reading about New Zealand’s taonga (treasure) the kauri tree.


  • Activity one: Read, interpret and discuss the information about Tane Mahuta. Discuss the science term, pathogen, then watch the clips about kauri dieback. Note down key terms, ideas and evidence.
  • Activity two: Interpret the map and representation, then try out the quiz before watching the clips about the value of forests. Science capabilities – Interpret representations
  • Activity three:  Carry out a fun investigation on how kauri dieback affects the ability of a tree to feed. Science capabilities –Gather & interpret data
  • Activity four: Question to answer: What do you think should be done about Kauri dieback? Plus a self or peer marking framework. Science capabilities – Use evidence
  • Additional activities: More to read and watch.


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