A Tui a native birds of New Zealand feeding on a nectar of flax flower.

Tui bird, New Zealand.The tui is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand. It is one of the largest members of the diverse honeyeater family. The name tui is from the Maori language name tūī and is the species' formal common name.

Pohutukawa at Long Bay beach in Auckland, NZ

Bill ✔️ Pohutukawa tree in flower (Christmas time) at Long Bay beach in Auckland, New Zealand.

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

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

Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes.   The toki is the blade of and adze with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.     www.boneart.co.nz

Pounamu (New Zealand Jade) Maori Toki by master artist Tyson Lynes. The toki is the blade of and axe with which the great war canoes were carved from giant trees so is said to represent a crafts person or artist.

NZ currency - top to bottom: Sir Edmund Hillary (first man to climb Mt. Everest 1953), Kate Sheppard (NZ women's rights activist 1893), Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of British Commonwealth Realms 1952-present), Apirana Ngata (NZ politician 1905-1943), Ernest Rutherford (NZ nuclear physicist, Nobel prize in Chemistry 1908)

NZ currency - Ed Hillary, Kate Sheppard, QEII, Apirana Ngata, Ernest Rutherford -

Kowhai by Diana Adams. The kowhai tree has yellow flowers and kowhai is also the Maori word for yellow.

Kowhai by Diana Adams for Sale - New Zealand Art Prints Plant Nz native

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