Updated 1.3 Marking Schedule

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There has been an update to the 1.3 Marking Schedule. It can be found here http://members.nzhta.org.nz/assessment-tasks/level-1-external-resources/

New 2.3 Marking Schedule

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There has been an update to the 2.3 marking schedule. It is available here http://members.nzhta.org.nz/assessment-tasks/level-2-external-resources/

Level Three Exams

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Here is the last exams. They can be found here http://members.nzhta.org.nz/assessment-tasks/level-3-external-resources/
The 3.3 Marking Schedule is not yet ready but will ready asap.

Level Two Mock Exams

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The Level Two exams are now live and can be found here.

Scholarship Exam

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The mock scholarship exam is now available and can be found here

Level One Exams

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The 2016 Level One exams have just been uploaded here if you have any issues please contact us at nzhtaexec@gmail.com

NCEA Workload Advisory Group Recommendations,

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Here is the information relating to the WAG

NCEA WAG membership survey

NCEA WAG Recommendations – Subject Associations – and Support

NCEA Workload Advisory Group


Counter-Narrative #1 2016

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Here is the first newsletter of the  Counter-Narrative for 2016

This information is provided as a service to our members but please note the NZHTA does not necessarily endorse this product or service.

2017 Paul Seideman Essay Competition

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Please find information of the above competition at the link below

2017 Paul Seideman Essay Comp

History Units

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As you know the NZHTA has asked teachers if they would like to submit a unit of work for review. Click on the link below to find the units that have been finalised and are ready for use.

More will be added as they are finalised.

If you are interested in submitting a unit please contact the NZHTA Exec here nzhtaexec@gmail.com

For the Classroom

NZHTA Conference Christchurch July 11th-12th

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The Conference will be held at Christ’s College in Christchurch, the first Monday-Tuesday (11-12) of the July break. The theme is ” ‘Ka whawhai tonu mātou, Ake! Ake! Ake! – We will fight on for ever and ever!”. The early-bird registration fee is $275 (if paid by May 6) and the full fee is $300.

The conference will include international speakers on Black Civil Rights Stan Howard and Dr. Clarence Lusane. It will also include a keynote from Hana O’Regan, a highly influential New Zealander who speaks passionately about the importance of Maori Heritage. There will be breakout sessions from notable historians on the topic of women’s right, disability rights, slavery, resistance in Nazi Germany. There will also be hand on sessions which explore teaching approaches for Maori History, the Holocaust, the Apartheid and Scholarship. In addition to this, we will have sessions from the National Library and Digital NZ who will talk teachers through how to use these resources more effectively with their classes.

Here is the link for the flyer:


Here is the link for registration:




New Resource for Year 13 students examining the gold rush in NZ

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This information is provided as a service to our members but please note the NZHTA does not necessarily endorse this product.

Kia ora New Zealand History Teachers’ Association

I have had a number of email inquiries from Year 13 students wanting information about the gold rushes in New Zealand. The fact that they have found me through my PHANZA profile or my on-line journal articles is testament to their persistence and to your education in research skills!

Lyndon Fraser and I have just completed the publication of our Otago University Press book ‘Rushing for Gold – Life and Commerce on the Goldfields of New Zealand and Australia’, and it may only just be hitting your local bookshop shelves, so I’m letting you know.

I have included a scan of the contents pages and cover so that you can see for yourself that it may be useful to you in your work. We examine the histories of women, Maori, Chinese, merchants, the provinces, trans-tasman relations, archaeology, politics and entertainment, but using text that accessible to all.

Your local bookshop or your school library will be able to source a copy through Nationwide Distributors or by writing to Otago University Press (university.press@otago.ac.nz ). The recommended retail price is only $45, at least for the first edition.

I hope our book proves to be a useful addition to your reference texts and I wish you well with your teaching in 2016,

Dr Lloyd Carpenter

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