LI: To learn about New Zealand History.
For reading we discovered some New Zealand History, we chose one of the 36 cards and discovered more about New Zealand history. We chose Ahi Ka, this card is about Ngati Whatua Protesting to take something back that was there. This took place at Bastion Point. Ngati Whatua was disempowered by the Pakeha people and the government, so they protested so they could take back Bastion Point and their land. The people of Ngati Whatua lost their homes and Maraes, people lost there lives fighting to take back something that was theres. Ngati Whatua nearly lose Bastion Point, their mana and land were destroyed and no longer the same as it was. Ngati Whatua had no power to stop them destroying there Papakainga and there land.
Bastion Point will always be remembered for being powerful Māori people because Māori people was not going to be treated how they were previously being treated. They will stay on the whenua and stand there ground, no matter what.
I found this activity intresting because we had the chance to learn more about the New Zealand History.