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  • Māori Culture New Zealand, Māori Culture, Traditions and Tourism

    …a wharenui (meeting house) and wharekai (dining room). Māori people define themselves by their iwi (tribe), hapu (sub-tribe), maunga (mountain) and awa (river). Whanau is the name given to family - the term embraces immediate family, in-laws and all those connected by blood ties. In recent…

  • Tauranga History Information New Zealand

    …British Empire and the local Māori tribes. Gate Pa Ceremonial Waka Photographer: Sheila Thomson Creative Commons The most notable of the battles of the New Zealand Wars to be fought around Tauranga was the battle of Gate Pa. Gate Pa was the name of a Māori Pa or fortress built in 1864…

  • Banks Peninsula Canterbury New Zealand, Akaroa Canterbury New Zealand

    tribe had already discovered the charm of the location well before Captain Cook sighted Akaroa Harbour in 1770s. Akaroa is the site of the only attempted settlement by the French in New Zealand. Their influence is still evident in this vibrant tourist town—look for French street names, quaint…

  • New Zealand History Information & Historical Places

    …peace-loving tribe become severely depleted. The last full-blooded Moriori is believed to have died in 1933. Colonisation Captain Cook Statue, Gisborne Eastland Photographer: Ian Trafford (www.iantraffordphotos.com) The first European to sight New Zealand was Dutch explorer named Abel Tasman. He…

  • Akaroa History New Zealand

    tribe had already discovered the charm of the location well before Captain Cook sighted Akaroa Harbour in the 1770s. Akaroa is the site of the only attempted settlement by the French in New Zealand. Their influence is still evident in this vibrant tourist town—look for French street names,

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