Using Te Ara -
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
1. Waitemata Harbour
L.I. Develop our knowledge of Auckland and the Tamaki River.
Familiarise ourselves with an online NZ encyclopaedia.
Use our skimming and scanning skills.
Use this link to open Te Ara
Enter Waitemata into the search box and use that page to answer these questions.
What sort of landform is the Waitemata harbour?
The Waitemata harbour is a drowned river valley✔
Why was it chosen to be New Zealand’s capital?
It was chosen because it allowed boats and ships to sail on it. Also sheltered bays and deep waters helped Governor- Lieutenant Hobson decide.✔
What does Waitemata mean?
Tell me one interesting fact about each of these features of the Waitemata:
Auckland’s chief port - They began to expand the port in 1855✔
Viaduct basin - Redeveloped for the america’s cup✔
Westhaven - Biggest marina in Australasia✔
Harbour bridge -It was built in 1959✔
Greenhithe bridge - An alternative bridge✔
Natural features - Sub marine✔