Koru - a symbol of Maori art mimicking the fiddlehead of new ferns.  It symbolizes new life, growth, development, and peace.  The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin.

Koru – A Symbol Of Maori Art Mimicking The Fiddlehead Of New Ferns. It Symbolizes New Life, Growth, Development, And Peace. The Circular Shape Of The Koru Helps To Convey The Idea Of Perpetual Movement While The Inner Coil Suggests A Return To The Point

Wondrous colors!  Paua shell is found only around New Zealand.   . . . .   ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/  . . . .

New Zealand Paua shell. Some of the most expensive jewelry is made from this exotic shell.

New Zealand Beaches with the stunning NZ Christmas Tree in Full Bloom - The Pohutukawa Tree.

New Zealand Beaches with the stunning NZ Christmas Tree in Full Bloom - The Pohutukawa Tree. My brother lives here he can see Whale Island from his balcony

Kiwi bird from New Zealand

The Kiwi is the national symbol of New Zealand. Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. At around the size of a domestic chicken.

NZ native Kowhai - which flower in early springtime, and tuis love feeding from these flowers.

A prolific flowering tree. It provides the first nectar of the year (spring) for the native bird Tui. They flock to Kowhais.

Maori Bread This is for my husband. He said this was the best bread he has ever had.

Maori Bread - better than any bread I ever tasted including Samoan bread.

Maori poi balls. Percussive implements used by the Maori people. Today seen by many in luaus. But don't say they originated in Hawaii or are "hula". They originally came from New Zealand.

Maori Poi Balls

Percussive implements used by the Maori people. Today seen by many in luaus. But don't say they originated in Hawaii or are "hula". They originally came from New Zealand.

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