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Kiwi Facts For

The Story of Tarore

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Contents My Testimony page 4

The Story of Tarore page 6

Maori Weaving Wristband page 9

Kiwi Facts page 19

Armour of God page 12/13

Can you find Bobby? Answer page 23

Activities Mentos & Diet Coke Experiment page 19

page 22/23

My testimony is not a spectacular healing miracle or anything but I just heard about Jesus when my Mum became a Christian and I knew in my heart that He is real and alive. My Mum had an excruciating toothache and called out to Jesus and she was instantly healed and became a Christian so I saw Jesus was real and then I experienced miracles too. As well as miracles, Jesus is just always there for me to talk to and comfort me in hard times and knowing Jesus means that I don’t care what other people say about me because I know it only matters what God says about me, so I know who I am and I know that I am perfect just the way I am. Knowing Jesus also means that I know what is truth and lies and what is right and wrong so I know the right things to do to have the best possible life on my God given path.


Armour of God Use your Bible to fill in the blanks. Tip: Look in Ephesians 6:10-19 for answers!

Finally, be strong in the ____ and in his mighty power. Put on the full ______ __ ___, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against _____ ___ _____, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the _________ ______ of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of ____ comes, you may be able to stand your ______, and after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then, with the ____ __ _____ buckled around your waist, with the ___________ __ _____________ in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the ______ __ _____. In addition to all this, take up the ______ __ _____, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the ______ __ _________ and the _____ __ ___ ______, which is the ____ __ ___. And pray in the ______ on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and ________. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the ______ ______.


So, instead of taking revenge, Ngakuku led his tribe to trust in the justice of God. Meanwhile, no one in the Arawa tribe could read the Gospel of Luke until a visiting slave called Ripahu read it to the tribe. Uita heard the message and was convicted by it. He became a Christian and decided to go to Ngakuku to ask for forgiveness. When the two met, peace was made between the two tribes. In 1836, a 12 year old girl named Tarore was killed in her sleep while camping in the Kaimai Ranges near Tauranga. Tarore was the daughter of the Maori chief Ngakuku and she attended a Christian mission school in Matamata where she lived. At the school, Tarore was given the Gospel of Luke in te reo Maori and she treasured it very much, wearing it around her neck in a kete (a woven bag made of flax).

Soon after, Ripahu left Uita’s pa and returned to Otaki. When he returned, he met Katu Te Rauparaha from Kapiti Island, son of the Ngati Toa chief. Ripahu was invited to read the Gospel of Luke again to Katu and his nephew Te Whiwhi.

A few years later, Katu took Tarore’s book and the message of peace with him when he went to the South Island to revisit his Father’s enemies. Peace was made between Tarore was killed by a man named enemies once again. Uita from the Arawa tribe, who took her treasured Gospel of Luke, In the fields to the north of hoping it might be tradable. Her Waharoa, near Matamata, there is a death made everyone very angry small grave with a big white cross and feel like taking revenge but, behind it. It is the grave of Tarore, during her funeral, Tarore’s Father the girl whose book, with the talked against taking revenge, message of peace contained within saying that there had been enough it, spread far and wide, bringing war between the two trives already. peace to Aotearoa.


Answers on page 23 1. What is the Maori name for New Zealand? A Kia Ora B Aotearoa C Paris 2. What is the population of New Zealand? A 4.7 million B 47 million C 470 million 3. What is the national bird of NZ? A. Big Bird B Pukeko C Kiwi 4. How many stars are on the NZ flag? A5 B4 C7 5. How many sheep are there in NZ? A 10 B 5 thousand C 27 million




Kia Ora

New Zealand God Bible Jesus

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Aotearoa Atua

Paipera =


Let’s Count!

1 3 8

Tahi Toru

2 4

Rua Wha

Maori Weaving


Tip: Before you start, run a knife length ways along the inside of the strips of flax to soften it so it is easier to work with.

1 2 3 4 5

Cut the piece of flax so that it can go around your wrist three times. Wrap it around once and tape it in place. Split the remainding flax into three strips as shown in photo. Cut a seperate strip of flax the same width as one of the three strips on the band. This is what you will weave with. Take the seperate weaving strip and thread it under the two outside strips on the band and over the middle strip as shown in photo.

Take the end of the weaving strip and thread it through the circle inside of the band as shown in photo.

This time, thread your weaving strip over the two outside strips and underneath the middle strip as shown in photo. Repeat steps 2, 3, & 4 until you arrive back at the beginning.

To finish the wristband, cut the excess off the strips and tuck them into the band where you can. Put your band somewhere to dry out, it will turn light brown. Remember to make some for your friends!


You can play this song on a keyboard, guitar, recorder, or any other instrument you have. You will need to know how to play the notes G, A, C, D, & E on your instrument.

Tempo is the speed of a song. It is steady like the ‘tick tock’ of a clock. It can be fast or slow. Try playing the song below at different speeds, from really slow to as fast as you can!

VERSE G E E D E G G A A C A A G G Je sus loves me, this I know, for the Bi – ble tells me so G E E D E G G A A G C E D C Li – tle ones to him be – long, they are weak and He is strong CHORUS G E G A C Yes, Je – sus loves me

You can hear if the next note goes up or down.

G E C E D Yes, Je – sus loves me

For example:

G E G A C Yes, Je – sus loves me

Je-sus (G to E) – the E is below the G

A G C E D C The Bi – ble tells me so



Loves me (A to C) – the C is above A

Kiwifruit Smoothie You will need... 1 kiwifruit

1 cup water

1 apple

1/2 cup fresh pineapple pieces (or unsweetened canned) Peel and slice the kiwifruit.. Grate the apple. Put all Ingredients in the blender and mix to a smooth consistency. You can use any combination of your favourite fruit. Enjoy!


“Put on the full armour of God, so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes.� Ephesians 6:11


Helmet of Salvation Bobby knows he is a child of God who is saved by faith!

Breastplate of Righteousness

Sword of the Spirit Bobby can speak truth into the lies with his sword of the Spirit!

Bobby knows no one is more righteous than him because he has the righteousness of Christ!

Shield of Faith All lies bounce Bobby's shield of he only accepts heart and mind from God!

right off faith and into his what is

Belt of Truth There are a lot of lies in the world but Bobby knows the truth according to the Bible!

Boots of Peace Bobby not only knows what is right, he does it too, walking with God with his boots of peace on!


Can you figure out the Maori names of these NZ native trees and plants? Answers on page 23

1_ _ _ _ _ ______2

3_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

4_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _5 14

Kiwi Facts Kiwi are only found in NZ Kiwis eat

Kiwis can’t fly

the day

There are




kiwis in NZ

predators can small far away

they only

sleep during

and seeds

smell that

which means

night and


strong musty


come out at


Kiwis have a

Kiwi are

Kiwis can camouflage

include cats and dogs

Some species of Kiwi are critically endangered


More Animal Facts!

Pukeko Pukeko are a fairly common bird in NZ that can be seen often along side roads in the country. They are reluctant flyers but very good swimmers. Their diet consists mostly of plants but they are known to also eat insects, frogs, eggs, and small fish.

Little Blue Penguin Little Blue Penguin are a species of penguin that are native to only New Zealand. They are the world’s smallest penguin and are just over 25cm tall. Their populations are dwindling and there are conservation efforts to save them.

Morepork Morepork is NZ’s only remaining species of owl. They are mostly nocturnal but sometimes awake at dawn and at dusk. Moreporks, like other owls, can turn their head 270 degrees and this is because their eye balls are locked in place in their sockets and unable to move around like ours can.


Maui Dolphin The Maui Dolphin is a sub species of the Hector Dolphin and is the world’s smallest dolphin. It is also the rarest and critically endangered with only 100 thought to be in existence off the west coast of the North Island.

NZ Fur Seal New Zealand fur seals live mainly on rocks. They are a native species of sea lion and are smaller in size. A baby fur seal is called a pup. They mainly eat squid and fish.

Tuatara Tuatara are a New Zealand native species of lizard. Baby tuatara have a third eye that closes when they are older! Tuatara are carnivores, they eat moths, weta, and beetles. They can live up to an unbelievable 100 years! Their population numbers are relatively large but some species are smaller and there are conservation efforts in place to protect them.


Isn’t God’s Creation amazing!

GOD has made everything perfectly. If birds didn’t have wings, they would have all been eaten by predators and we wouldn’t have any birds in the world. They are necessary to keep the ecosystem working properly as they pollinate and spread seeds around so that new plants grow.

And God made you too!

“The Heavens declare the Glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” Psalm 19:1

The Bible says that you are God’s child, made in His image, and He loves you very much. He even knows the number of hairs on your head!



Mentos & Diet Coke Explosion! There are several theories on why this reaction occurs but the most popular one is that the carbon dioxide in the diet coke causes it to fizz when it comes in contact with an abrasive surface (think of when you pour it in to a glass). Mentos have lots of little dimples on them so cause an extra big reaction.


Use a funnel to pour at least 1/2 of a pack of mentos into the diet coke as fast as you can. And then stand back!


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The star This movie has been around for a little while now. It is the story of the birth of Jesus told from the perspective of the animals. It’s a great movie for all ages!

Zoo Boogie Zoo Boogie is a kid’s band aimed at mainly younger children and preschoolers. They do live performances too so check them out on Facebook for a schedule of their concerts.

You are Special This book is a lovely representation of how we should get our identity only from God rather than what other people say about us.


Dinosaurs for Kids Look inside a dinosaur egg, learn what they ate, where they lived and more in this book that takes you through a journey in time to explore these incredible creatures that once walked our earth. Dinosaurs for Kids is beautifully illustrated and recommended for children aged 9 – 12.

Superbook App The Superbook app is a free app that brings the Bible to life with images and videos and fun interactive games. The app also includes information about people, places, and artifacts from the Bible. Go to the Superbook website to download this app and for games, Superbook episodes, and more!


Belt of Truth Helmet of Salvation Shield of Faith Breastplate of Righteousness Boots of Peace Sword of the Spirit



Answers New Zealand Quiz (pg 7) 1. B

2. A

3. C

4. B

Did you find Bobby on page 12?

5. C

NZ Native Flora (pg 14) 1. Ponga/Punga

2. Kowhai

3. Pohutukawa

4. Kauri

5. Harakeke

Child of God Crossword (pg 22) Across: 2. Search 4. Darkness Down: 1. Thoughts

6. Wicked

3. Beginning

9. Praise

5. Always

10. Psalm

7. Detail

8. Special

Church & Respect Anagram (pg 22) Obedience, manners, listen, quiet, share, learn, honor, worship, bowing, special


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The Friendship Club: Issue #1  

Packed full of stories, activities, animal facts and more, The Friendship Club Christian magazine for kids will inform, entertain, and encou...

The Friendship Club: Issue #1  

Packed full of stories, activities, animal facts and more, The Friendship Club Christian magazine for kids will inform, entertain, and encou...