Famous New Zealanders

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We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to this popular topic – Famous New Zealanders. SCIS 1525131

See also New Zealand Governor General, and Famous explorers


All Blacks A to Z

Provides information such as biographies of famous All Blacks, images, the Rugby World Cup and fixtures.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
stats.allblacks.com/asp/atoz.asp?group=A


Famous New Zealanders

Comprehensive list of famous New Zealanders. Use the subject guide to select area of interest.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
http://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/people/


Inspiring Kiwis A - Z

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise's ever growing A - Z of inspiring Kiwis, who have contributed to science, the arts, sport, adventure and developed innovative technologies and influenced the world.

Sugested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.nzte.govt.nz/en/news-and-media/inspiring-kiwis-a-to-z/


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the school work site Many Answers, use the search term Famous New Zealanders.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


New Zealand Biography

Information from Te Ara.  Contains biographies of New Zealanders who have ‘made their mark on this country’.  Does not contain biographies of people who are still living.  Orginally published from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies


NZEdge

Featuring 40+ short biographies of New Zealanders, who have changed or benefitted the world in some way. From scientists to inventors these 'Legends' range from Katherine Mansfield, Jean Batten and Beatrice Tinsley to Te Rangi Hiroa / Peter Buck, John Britten and Maurice Wilkins. Working in New Zealand or overseas they are the inspiration for achievement.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.nzedge.com/category/legends/


New Zealand Writers

The Book Council has lists of biographies of New Zealand authors - just click on the first letter of the surname.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.bookcouncil.org.nz/Writers/Information/Introduction.htm


NZ On Screen: People

Film clips and information about famous/well-known New Zealanders, including writers, interviewers, directors, narrators, actors and many more.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.nzonscreen.com/people


Wicked: Cool Kiwis

Includes information on a range of New Zealand celebrities, sports people and achievers that feature in popular culture

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.wicked.org.nz/Cool-kiwis


EPIC

Biography in Context contains over 800 biographies of famous New Zealanders. School password and log-in required.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/r/epic/


Books

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Ed climbs a big hill, by Dreydon Sobanja, 2013 (picture book)
George Nepia, by Peter Millet, 2000 (picture book)
Jean dreams of flying, by Dreydon Sobanja, 2013 (picture book)

Video

Famous New Zealanders, by cheesynz and Room 8 Youtube 5.24
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hBbgt29WRo