Activity Sheets 

Pūrākau (stories) from around New Zealand

These are the pūrākau from the students’ section. You are welcome to print them off. Choose a story and click on the icon.

Have you ever wondered how parts of Aotearoa New Zealand came to be?

Here are some pūrākau from around our country that might explain why we have earthquakes, who brought fire, and why the North Island mountains are where they are today.

Choose the pūrākau/stories you want to print:

The Battle of the Mountains (pdf, 136kb)

Rūaumoko, god of the earthquakes (pdf, 96kb)

How fire came to the world (pdf, 249kb)