Image: Christmas Day - breakfast with a bit of Kiwiana by Sandy Austin on Flickr

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to the popular curriculum based topic, Kiwiana. SCIS 1525109


This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and sets from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries, archives and private institutions. To discover sets and items use the search term Kiwiana.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Kiwiana Quintessentially Kiwi

Christchurch City Libraries explores our ‘kiwi-ness’ in this guide to Kiwiana. Looks at icon from popular culture, our favourite people and our wildlife.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate


To discover information on the home work site ManyAnswers use the search term kiwiana.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Ministry of Heritage and Culture

Provides current and hard to find information on this popular kiwi culture. To look for information use the search term Kiwiana

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

NZ Onscreen

Take a light hearted look through Kiwi pop culture, fashion, art, architecture and icons.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

Otorohanga: Kiwiana Town of New Zealand

Celebrate popular Kiwi Culture (“Kiwiana”) – the icons, heroes and heritage that make us uniquely ‘Kiwi”. Includes teaching resources.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

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.

Boy who bounced around Aotearoa New Zealand, by Christine Hurst, 2007 (picture book)
New legends of Aotearoa : New Zealand birds, by Irene Swadling, 2006 (picture book)
The Parihaka women, by Witi Ihimaera, 2011 (YA fiction book)

Fred Dagg – we don’t know how lucky we are. Supernovah.Youtube.2.48