Welcome to Living Heritage

Where young people celebrate the heritage of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. With our support, schools and young people can present their own web pages about their local community, family, and friends.

Living Heritage is actively seeking sponsorship and other revenue generating opportunities. To join this conversation contact livingheritage@2020.org.nz

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  • Tapawera community

    Tapawera Area School – Published 27/07/2011

    A group of Year 10 students from Tapawera Area School have dedicated this site to their local community, school, and to any other people that would like to learn about their little town’s history. Take a look at their research.

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  • A College of many cultures

    Waitakere College - Secondary – Published 19/06/2014

    Waitakere College students have investigated some of the things that make their College special. They researched their school history and its cultures as well as the migration stories from many of their peers.

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  • Growing healthy kai

    St. Mary MacKillop Catholic School - Primary – Published 12/06/2014

    Inspired by their whanau, year one and two students learn about their cultural identity and food through growing taro in their school garden.

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  • Moerewa stories

    Moerewa - Primary – Published 24/04/2014

    Take a look at the history of Moerewa through stories and pictures by students at Moerewa School. Enjoy reading their Living Heritage story.

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  • Behind the books

    Holy Cross School - Primary – Published 16/04/2014

    Year 5 and 6 students investigate the question 'How does the school library reflect the history of Holy Cross School?' See what they discover.

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Recovery of greater Christchurch photography competition

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) invited all schools - primary, intermediate and secondary - in greater Christchurch to take part in a photography competition. Schools were asked to submit photographs that reflected their students' visions of recovery - what greater Christchurch will be like in the future.

To view entries click here.

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Congratulations to these schools that have recently finished their websites. Take a look at ........ Read more

Two of the latest Living Heritage stories were created as part of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Pacific Islands' Living Heritage Project in Niue.