Issue 19: November 2007

Kia ora and welcome to this issue of the Living Heritage newsletter.

New Projects on Living Heritage

Congratulations to all schools that have recently finished their websites!

Check out what’s new…

Totara: 50 Years Ago

The year 4 and 5 students from Totara School, south of Oamaru learnt about their local area 50 years ago. The website shows their research into Totara School, Totara Estate and the Totara District.

Lasting Legacy – Māori flutes

Year one and two students from Our Lady of Lourdes School, Palmerston North, explored the idea of Maori flutes as a lasting legacy. They have included links to video and sound clips showing them at work and to hear examples of traditional Maori flutes.

Our Town – Motueka South

Find out about local industries in Motueka in this website created by students from years 3 to 5 at Motueka South School. They chose this theme to help them get to know their own area better.

Palmerston in 2007

Palmerston Primary School Celebrates - E whakanui ana e Te Kura Tuatahi o Palmerston. Palmerston students have presented historical and present day information about their school and surrounding area.

The Herbert-Otepopo Cemetery

Students at Otepopo School, in North Otago created a website to show their investigations into the history of their local Herbert-Otepopo Cemetery. Their research includes how cemeteries work and a survey on Herbert Cemetery dates of death.

Milford Primary School

Milford Primary School made a website about the Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka, and what their North Shore community did to help the people of Thalpitiya rebuild their village. The students also share how to keep safe if a tsunami hits the coast near Lake Pupuke in North Shore City. Living Heritage is a project that encourages schools to create a website that shares and preserves the stories of their community, whānau, and friends.

Kakanui School

Cruise this website ‘Coasting the Coast’ and enjoy viewing the highlights of North Otago's Coastal Road. This site is a collaborative effort from students at Kakanui School in coastal North Otago. Living Heritage is a project that encourages schools to create a website that shares and preserves the stories of their community, whānau, and friends.

Waitaki Valley School

Each class at Waitaki Valley school has researched and presented a different topic, including, the services available, why people visit Waitaki, why people live there and, the jobs locals do.

Welcome to all the new registrations

Welcome to all of you who have recently registered new projects with Living Heritage. We're always looking for exciting additions to the site, and it would be great to showcase your projects. Please get in contact if you have any ideas or queries – we'd love to hear from you!

Want to have your project up online before Christmas?

If you’d like to have your projects online by the end of the school term, please finish them by the 23 November. That way we can make sure we have sufficient resources to get them up on time!

General Information


When including images for your project could you please resize them before adding them to your sites – preferably no larger than 400x300 pixels.

Research Process, Curriculum Links, and Credits

It is important that when you are doing your projects, or at the conclusion, you complete these pages of your sites also. Guidelines are given in the supporting material as to what to include here.

Copyright and Privacy Release form

When your project is finished you need to fill in, sign, and send us the form which tells us that all permissions needed have been acquired and are being held at the school. We cannot publish your site until we have this assurance.

Please don’t send us the permissions that you have acquired. Store them at your schools.


Remember support is only an email, telephone call, or videoconference away. If you've forgotten any of your details email us or give us a call and we'll send them to you.

Well that's all from us for now.

Best wishes

The Living Heritage team.

Brenda Crozier
Living Heritage
Project Manager

Fia Sandstrom
Megan O’Donovan
Living Heritage
Project Coordinators

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