New Zealand's native owl, the Morepork.  Named because of it's startlingly human cry - 'More Pork!'

Morepork or ruru NZ owl. Need to find one for Shawni and Craig

The words of this haka are better known than most. Used by the All Blacks and other NZ sports teams for many years.

The words of this haka are better known than most. Used by the All Blacks and other NZ sports teams for many years. @ Click Image For Many All Blacks Items from NonBoringGifts.

Pukeko (NZ) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Pukeko is a name, derived from the Māori language, for the Purple Swamphen - New Zealand native bird

Te oneroa a Tohe - Ninety Mile Beach. Name a better place to ride a thoroughbred?? The swimming is damn fine too!

Ninety Mile Beach, Northland, North Island, New Zealand - aerial

New Zealand words/phrases Bring A Plate = bring food to share for a meal. Does NOT mean that the host is short of crockery as some red-faced aliens have discovered !!

"New Zealand words/phrases Bring A Plate = bring food to share for a meal. Does NOT mean that the host is short of crockery as some red-faced aliens have discovered !

a tui, also known as a parson bird // the Kōwhai is a small tree with bright golden flowers, native to NZ and unofficially the national flower // photo by mike brebner

Native Bird: Tui, in a Kowhai Tree

Bus scroll sign Kiwiana New Zealand Custom by thatkiwisomething, $29.95

Bus scroll sign Kiwiana New Zealand Custom by thatkiwisomething,

Iconic artwork with common NZ sayings. I have never seen anything with"useless as tits on anything and have always said Useless as tits on a boar...wonder where it came from

Iconic artwork with common NZ sayings. I have never seen anything with"useless as tits on anything and have always said Useless as tits on a boar.

Kiwi Bird -- the icon of NZ my new home. For those of you who don't know before man arrived in NZ  there were ONLY birds and one mammal a bat!!! Then this little guy thrived , sadly he is now protected due to dropping numbers. I was surprised to learn some species are as large as chickens !!! I always thought they were tiny.

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird .

A white kiwi is seen at Pukaha sanctuary in New Zealand. The male chick, named Manukura - meaning 'of chiefly status' in Maori - hatched on May 1 at the sanctuary north of Wellington, becoming the first white kiwi ever born in captivity. photo Mike Heydon

Pictures of the day: 15 July 2011

A white kiwi is seen at Pukaha sanctuary in New Zealand. The male chick, named Manukura - meaning 'of chiefly status' in Maori - hatched at the sanctuary north of Wellington, becoming the first white kiwi ever born in captivity

Amazing glow worm caves in New Zealand. #glowworms #newzealand #awesome

Glowing Cave in New Zealand. Have a once in a lifetime experience of taking a boat ride down the Waitomo Glowworm Grotto in New Zealand.

Note: Some of the things I post on this board do NOT apply to me and/or necessarily reflect my own views.

I am technically British because I have lived here all my life but whenever this happens I still get offended. Even some official books say Australia instead of Australasia! There are other Pacific islands!

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New Zealand Type Map in Sheer Slate  decorative by boldandnoble, $69.00

New Zealand type map by Bold & Noble

Mauao, Mount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Mauao, Mount Maunganui, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

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Who are Kiwis?

All Blacks (New Zealand rugby team) doing the Haka! Need to see an All Blacks game.

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