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History of New Zealand

The history of New Zealand dates back 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture. Like other Pacific cultures, Māori society was centred on kinship links and connection with the land but, unlike them, it was adapted to a cool, temperate environment rather than a warm, tropical one; the first European explorer known to sight New Zealand was Dutch navigator Abel Tasman on 13 December 1642. He charted the coastline but never landed. Captain James Cook, who reached New Zealand in October 1769 on the first of his three voyages, was the first European explorer to circumnavigate and map New Zealand. From the late 18th century, the country was visited by explorers and other sailors, missionaries and adventurers. In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and various Māori chiefs, bringing New Zealand into the British Empire and giving Māori the same rights as British subjects. However, disputes over the differing translations of the Treaty and settler desire to acquire land from Māori led to the New Zealand Wars from 1843.

There was extensive British settlement throughout the rest of the century and into the early part of the next century. The New Zealand Wars and the imposition of a European economic and legal system led to most of New Zealand's land passing from Māori to Pākehā ownership, most Māori subsequently became impoverished. From the 1890s the New Zealand Parliament enacted a number of progressive initiatives, including women's suffrage and old age pensions. After becoming a self-governing dominion with the British Empire in 1907, the country remained an enthusiastic member of the empire, over 100,000 New Zealanders fought in World War I as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. After the war, New Zealand signed the Treaty of Versailles, joined the League of Nations, pursued an independent foreign policy, while its defence was still controlled by Britain; when World War II broke out in 1939, New Zealanders contributed to the defence of the British Empire. From the 1930s the economy was regulated and an extensive welfare state was developed.

Meanwhile, Māori culture underwent a renaissance, from the 1950s Māori began moving to the cities in large numbers. This led to the development of a Māori protest movement which in turn led to greater recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi in the late 20th century; the country's economy suffered in the aftermath of the 1973 global energy crisis, the loss of New Zealand's biggest export market upon Britain's entry to the European Economic Community, rampant inflation. In 1984, the Fourth Labour Government was elected amid a economic crisis; the interventionist policies of the Third National Government were replaced by "Rogernomics", a commitment to a free market economy. Foreign policy after 1980 became more independent in pushing for a nuclear-free zone. Subsequent governments have maintained these policies, although tempering the free market ethos somewhat. New Zealand was first settled by Polynesians from Eastern Polynesia. Genetic and archaeological evidence suggests that humans emigrated from Taiwan via southeast Asia to Melanesia and radiated eastwards into the Pacific in pulses and waves of discovery which colonised islands from Samoa and Tonga all the way to Hawaii, the Marquesas, Easter Island, the Society Islands and New Zealand.

In New Zealand, there are no human artifacts or remains dating earlier than the Kaharoa Tephra, a layer of volcanic debris deposited by the Mt Tarawera eruption around 1314 CE. The 1999 dating of some kiore bones to as early as 100 CE was found to be an error. Pollen evidence of widespread forest fires a decade or two before the eruptions has been interpreted by some scientists as a possible sign of human presence, leading to a suggested first settlement period of 1280–1320 CE. However, the most recent synthesis of archaeological and genetic evidence, concludes that, whether or not some settlers arrived before the Tarawera eruption, the main settlement period was in the decades after it, somewhere between 1320 and 1350 CE involving a coordinated mass migration; this scenario is supported by a much debated, now ignored, third line of evidence - traditional genealogies which point to 1350 AD as a probable arrival date for the main founding canoes from which most Māori trace their descent. The descendants of these settlers became known as the Māori, forming a distinct culture of their own.

The latter settlement of the tiny Chatham Islands in the east of New Zealand about 1500 CE produced the Moriori. There is no evidence of a pre-Māori civilisation in mainland New Zealand; the original settlers exploited the abundant large game in New Zealand, such as moa, which were large flightless ratites pushed to extinction by about 1500. As moa and other large game became scarce or extinct, Māori culture underwent major change, with regional differences. In areas where it was possible to grow taro and kūmara, horticulture became more important; this was not possible in the south of the South Island, but wild plants such as fernroot were available and cabbage trees were harvested and cultivated for food. Warfare increased in importance, reflecting increased competition for land and other resources. In this period, fortified pā became more common, although there is debate about the actual frequency of warfare; as el

Forever Yours (Dottie West album)

Forever Yours is the name of a Country music album by Dottie West, released in 1970. This album was named after the single spawned from this album; the "Forever Yours" single just missed breaking the Billboard Country Top 20, reaching No. 21. There is a mixture of songs on here, some are heartbreak songs, some such as cover versions of "Rocky Top" and the Pop hit "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" are fun-loving songs; this would be her last charted album as a solo artist until 1973. "Forever Yours" "Willie's Winter Love" "I Never Once Stopped Loving You" "Cold Hand of Fate" "Cancel Tomorrow" "Rocky Top" "Special Memory" "Who Put the Leaving In Your Eyes" "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" "And I'm Still Missing You" Album – Billboard Singles – Billboard LP Discography entry for Forever Yours

Atascocita High School

Atascocita High School is a secondary school located in Atascocita CDP, a community housed in unincorporated Harris County, United States. AHS is a part of Humble Independent School District and serves the eastern part of the district and small portions of the city of Houston. AHS opened in August 2006, becoming the district's third traditional high school, the first opened since 1979. Since its opening, it has been the district's largest high school in terms of enrollment. After there was a substantial amount of growth in the Atascocita and Lake Houston portions of Humble ISD, Humble High School became hugely overcrowded, reaching an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students; the district opened Atascocita High School in August 2006 to address the problem. From its opening, AHS dealt with its own overcrowding problem. During its second year of operation, the campus installed temporary trailer classrooms in one of the parking lots; the following year, a new wing on the east side of the campus was built, the cafeteria was expanded, the temporary buildings were removed.

In 2009, the district opened Summer Creek High School to serve the large Fall Creek and Summerwood subdivisions. AHS has again begun to experience an overcrowding issue. During the 2015-2016 school year, it built temporary trailer classrooms again in the parking lot of one of the houses to make room for the influx of students; the campus was designed around three communities named after the school's colors: Red and Blue. Each community was divided into two houses: Red 1 and 2, White 1 and 2, Blue 1 and 2. After the school's overcrowding issues, a fourth community, the Gold Community, was added onto the east side of campus. Freshmen attend classes in the Gold Community, while the upperclassmen are dispersed across the other three communities; the idea behind the house system is to have students attend their classes within their houses, providing a smaller environment for students in a large high school. Each house is served by an assistant principal; each house is centered on a "flex area" and shares an LGI, a collegiate-style lecture hall, with its adjacent house.

With the start of the 2018 school year, another part of gold was announced as Gold 3 due to overcrowding. After AHS became the first high school in the district to use the house system on such a large scale, Humble ISD renovated its two other high schools with the house system, opened Kingwood Park and Summer Creek high schools with the house system design. For the 2018-2019 school year, the school received a B grade from the Texas Education Agency, with an overall score of 85 out of 100; the school received a B grade in two domains, Student Achievement and Closing the Gaps, a C grade in School Progress. The school did not receive any of the seven possible distinction designations. Atascocita High School has the following activities: A1 music AutoTech Band Beta Club Best Buddies Black Student Union Choir Coding Club Chess Club Current Events Club Key Club Debate EPT FFA Human Geography Club Marine Corps JROTC – The program was founded in August 2011 with retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Lasyone as the senior instructor.

Flight Crew Latin Club Math & Science League National Honor Society Orchestra Patriettes Project Graduation Athletic Training Spanish Club Student Council Theatre AHS sports include: The following elementary schools feed into Atascocita High School: Eagle Springs Maplebrook Oak Forest Oaks Pine Forest Timbers Whispering PinesThe following middle schools feed into Atascocita High School: Atascocita Timberwood West Lake Alex Dixon, soccer player Jonathan Dziedzic, baseball player Carsen Edwards, college basketball player for Purdue University Atascocita High School Official Atascocita Facebook page

National Register of Historic Places listings in Missoula County, Montana

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Missoula County, Montana. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Missoula County, United States; the locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map. There are 87 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 2 National Historic Landmarks; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 28, 2020. List of National Historic Landmarks in Montana National Register of Historic Places listings in Montana

The Way Things Go

The Way Things Go is a 1987 art film by the Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss. It documents; the art installation was in a warehouse, about 100 feet long, incorporated materials such as tires, trash bags, soap, oil drums, old shoes and gasoline. Fire and pyrotechnics were used; the film is nearly 29 minutes, 45 seconds long, but some of, waiting for something to burn, dissolve, or slide down a ramp. The film is presented as a single sequence of events, but careful observation reveals over two dozen film edits; the film evolved out of work the artists did on their earlier photography series, "Quiet Afternoon", of 1984-1985. As the delicately unstable assemblages they constructed for the photos were apt to immediately collapse, they decided that they wanted to make use of this energy; the film may have been inspired by the video work of fellow Swiss artist Roman Signer. The artists undoubtedly saw his video work, exhibited at the Kunsthaus Zürich in 1981. Signer's videos document objects performing simple actions that are the result of physical phenomena.

In May 2003, Fischli and Weiss threatened legal action against Honda over similarities between the Cog commercial and The Way Things Go. The artists felt that the ad's creators had "obviously seen" their film, should have consulted them. Fischli and Weiss had refused several requests to use the film for commercial purposes, though Honda claimed that this was irrelevant as their permission was not needed to create new works with some elements similar to their previous works. Honda's advertising firm Wieden+Kennedy admitted to copying a sequence of weighted tires rolling uphill; the controversy was blamed for denying Cog a Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The movie was a public highlight of the documenta 8 in Kassel, is on permanent exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, in the Museum Wiesbaden in Wiesbaden, it is part of Centre Georges Pompidou's collection in Paris. As of December 2011, the film was on display in the Gallery of Modern Art in Scotland.

Until January 2009 it was shown at the Western Australian Museum in Perth as part of the temporary exhibition "Experimenta Playground". It was displayed in the summer of 2010 in the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; as of June 2014, the film is being shown at the MALBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the MACM in Montréal, QC, Canada, at the Mead Gallery of the Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry, UK and at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain. As of February 2016, the film is being shown at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami, FL, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY, United States. Http:// Between June 2016 and August 2017, the film is being shown as part of Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D. C; the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona organised a temporary exhibit under the name The way things do during summer 2017, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the film.

Between December 2017 and April 2018, the film is being shown at the exhibition "Gravity. Imaging the universe after Einstein" at the MAXXI museum in Rome, Italy; the film is available on DVD. Berlin International Film Festival, 1988 Sydney Film Festival, 1988 Hong Kong International Film Festival, 1988 San Francisco International Film Festival, 1989 National Educational Film & Video Festival, 1989 Millar, Jeremy.


Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire is a commune in the department of Indre-et-Loire in central France. It is located northwest of Tours on the other side of the Loire, it is the third largest city in the Indre-et-Loire department, behind only Joué-lès-Tours. Anatole France died here; the commune has: Five public and private preschools with a combined total of 500 students: Jean Moulin, Honoré de Balzac-Anatole France, Charles Perrault, Périgourd, Saint-Joseph Four public elementary schools with a combined total of about 700 students: République, Roland Engerand, Honoré de Balzac – Anatole France, Périgourd. The Lycée Konan de Touraine-France, a private Japanese international school, operated in the commune from 1991 to 2013; the École Japonaise Compleméntaire en Touraine, a part-time Japanese supplementary school, is held in the École Republique in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire is twinned with: Communes of the Indre-et-Loire department INSEE commune file Home page