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Welcome to 2015 school year! Hope you a relaxing summer holiday and are ready and keen for what 2015 will bring. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date

History wins at the CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards

Last night was the CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards. The book ‘Protest in New Zealand’  by Nic Fitness (Sacred Heart College) and Brent Coutts (Baradene) was a finalist for ‘2014 Best Resource in Secondary Publication’,  as was George Bowen’s ‘Kiwi’s in Conflict’. George won, and Nic and Brent came runner up. Great to have two History books be in the top two for this category!

NZHTA Conference Programme

Please find below the Conference programme for the NZHTA conference 2014.


NZHTA Conference programme 2014

Membership 2014

The Membership form for the 2014/2015 school year is now available on here or on the Members Area site

Membership 2014


NZHTA Conference 2014

The NZHTA Conference is fast approaching and the registration for this is now open.

To register for this follow this link:


Please note that once you have registered, and when breakout speakers and timetable are confirmed, you will be notified to select which breakouts you would like to attend. Some may have limited numbers, so attendance will be on a ‘first in, first served’ basis!

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NZHTA Conference 2014




These are preliminary details about the NZHTA Conference 2014 September 29-30th later this year in Auckland. The conference committee would love to see as many of you as possible attending what we hope will be a highlight of the year for history teachers. Details include the themes, some of the presenters and details of the venue, and accommodation possibilities if you are coming from out of Auckland. 

You cannot register just yet but that process is not far away. Keep checking the NZHTA website for updates. You will be able to register electronically or by paper.  Also imminent is the actual conference programme with session times, speakers, breakouts and fieldtrip options to choose from. To link to the Programme please click on the link following: http://www.nzhta.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/NZHTA-Conference-2014.pdf

Young Historian’s Competition winners, 2013

The winners of the Young Historian’s Competitions for 2013 has just been emailed to all schools. The standard of the entries in this years Competition was again very high and the judges were impressed at the calibre of all entries. Congratulations to everyone who was placed in this competition and their teachers.

Year 13

First Place
Gabriella Goodsir – Nga Tawa School – The 1981 Springbok Tour

Second Place
Rebecca Anderson – Otago Girls’ High School – Seacliff Mental Hospital: A local history

Third Place
Lauren Harrigan – Fielding High School – Cassino: a place in time

Year 12

First Place
Tessa Barsley – St Oran’s College – The impact of the Vietnam War on the lives of New Zealanders

Second Place
Darcy Stanford – Rodney College – Times of Protest: NZ and the Vietnam War

Third Place
Raven Mackenzie – Logan Park High School – Times of Protest: NZ Maori and North American Indians

Year 11

First Equal Placings
Fiona Wu – Epsom Girls Grammar –  The Declaration of War by NZ, 1914,  and

Frances Barnett – Logan Park High School – Scotland to Otago: Understanding Dunedin’s Scottish Roots

Third Place:
Jamie- Lee Bracken – St Oran’s College – To honour and serve Tumatauenga: The courageous story of the Maori Battalion

Members Area

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