“The Wharenui or (Meeting House) at Te Papa is called Te Hono Ki Hawaiki, meaning the links to Hawaiki, the traditional homelands of the Māori. The kinship groups it represents encompass all the iwi and other cultures whose treasures and stories are held at Te Papa.
“Doubtful Sound is a large wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforest and twisting, hidden inlets – all deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Known for its pristine beauty and wildlife, Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park and is three times longer and 10 times larger than Milford […]
“Makara Beach is located on Wellington’s wild, south west coast exposed and frequently pounded by the prevailing gales. The little village near the shoreline is robust against the elements to house the local inhabitants, many of whom enjoy the close proximity to boating, fishing and diving.
“In Māori legend, Aoraki was a young boy who, along with his three brothers, were the sons of Rakinui, the Sky Father. On their voyage around the Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, their canoe became stranded on a reef and tilted. Aoraki and his brothers climbed onto the top side of their canoe. However, the south […]
“Lake Wanaka is located in the Otago region of New Zealand. It’s New Zealand’s fourth largest lake, and estimated to be more than 300 m (980 ft) deep. Its name is Māori, a corruption of Oanaka meaning ‘The place of Anaka’, a local tribal chief).
“Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau. It covers an area of 83 square kilometres (32 sq miles). It is at an altitude of 700 metres (2,300 […]
The West Coast town of Franz Josef is the gateway to the Franz Josef Glacier. Tourists can hike to the foot of the glacier through a boulder-strewn riverbed, catch a helicopter ride over the glacier, fly over in a small plane that even lands on top of the glacier in the middle of the fight, […]
“The Clock Tower building (Old Arts Building) on the City campus is protected as a ‘Category I’ historic place, and was finished in 1926. It is considered an Auckland landmark and icon of the University. The University of Auckland began as a constituent of the University of New Zealand, founded on 23 May 1883 as […]
“Tolaga Bay, Uawa in Māori is both a Bay and small town on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island located 45 kilometres northeast of Gisborne and 30 kilometres south of Tokomaru Bay.