Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reacahed by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?

Waka brought divine gifts to the Maori First Nation. For this reason the waka inspire kotahitanga (unity) even today. My mind wonders that if Hawaii, Rapanui and Aotearoa were all reached by Waka what would have prevented them from reaching the Americas?

New Zealand Patterned Art Drawing 8x10" Print Unframed.

All About Art Tattoo Studio Rangiora. Quality work by Professional Artist.

Ma is White print  a New Zealand classic by EruptPrints on Etsy, $25.00

Ma is White print - a New Zealand classic

The Fantail or Piwakawaka- friendly little fellows will accompany anyone strolling through the countryside. #birds

Fantail Bird, New Zealand - Fantails were everywhere when I was a kid.

Tangaroa God, New Zealand  Pouwhenua Maori carved pole of Tangaroa God of the Sea.      Jenny & Tony Enderby Lonely Planet Photographer

Pouwhenua Maori carved pole of Tangaroa God of the Sea, New Zealand carving located on Omaha beach 1 hour north of Auckland

New Zealand All Blacks, Rugby World Cup Champions

New Zealand All Blacks, Rugby World Cup Champions Rugby World Cup Auckland final 2011 I was there Woohoo

KEEP CALM and hug a KIWI Printable Home Wall Art Print Kiwi New Zealand Aotearoa All Blacks Rugby instant download on Etsy, $3.00

KEEP CALM and hug a KIWI. (And for all u non-New Zealanders, we don't mean kiwi as in the fruit, over here we call ourselves kiwis :P)

Maori Greenstone Jade Double Friendship Twist Necklace -

I adore this necklace- Maori Greenstone Jade Double Friendship Twist Necklace -

20th century Maori whalebone Haircomb (Heru Iwi). Carved Mania figure with paua shell eye.

C Maori whalebone haircomb (Heru Iwi) of carved Mania figure with paua shell eye.

raglan new zealand -famous surfing town on the west coast of the North Island.  Jason and I stayed in a B&B on the hill pictured in this shot.  The waves were rolling in set after set just like this when we were there.

Raglan, New Zealand -famous surfing town on the west coast of the North Island. I remember surfing this beach when I was about :)

Bridal Veil Falls - Raglan, New Zealand

Bridal Veil Falls - Raglan, New Zealand. Took my Belgian husband there when he first visited NZ.

The New Raglan Bridge

Raglan, New Zealand :) Jumping of this bridge is the best, most exhilarating feeling ever :D

Raglan (about 40 minutes drive from Hamilton), New Zealand, has one of the best surf beaches in the North Island.  Add to that the amazing local arts and crafts scene and a gorgeous, small town centre, it is one of my favourite places to get away from it all.

A Raglan Beach, on W coast near Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand

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