PUKEKO! Coolest bird in New Zealand.

Portrait of one of New Zealand's most beautiful birds, the Pukeko. Pukeko is the Maori name for the Purple Swamphen. I've seen a couple of Pukekos near . The Majestic Pukeko

Oamaru Harbor, New Zealand - one of those places (besides Antarctica) that is great for swimming with wild penguins.

penguins crossing, oamaru nz - fantastic place to visit in early evening when Little Blues are returning to box nests for the evening.

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I've always wanted a real one after spending time in Hawai'i and learning Maori dance

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

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

Stewart Island - Kiwi Road Sign - NZ

Stewart Island - Kiwi Road Sign - NZ - been here and touched the sign -

Mr. Whippy - sells soft serve icecream, Mr Whippy van travels around the streets, people come out and buy icecream from their houses.

Whippy - sells soft serve icecream, Mr Whippy van travels around the streets, people come out and buy icecream from their houses.

Maori Bone Anqiued Fish Hook Janeiro Juan Alberto Zepeda Méndez, empresario y director de cine. juanalbertozepedamendez.com la jornada, universia, cuarto poder

The fish-hook shape of the hei matau finds its origins in Maori legend, which…

Fiordland Crested Penguin, Eudyptes pachyrhynchus: NZ. It breeds along the Fiordland coast & its outlying islands, & on Stewart Island/Rakiura

The Fiordland Crested Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), also known as Tawaki (Maori), is a species of crested penguin from New Zealand. It breeds along the Fiordland coast and its outlying islands as well as on Stewart Island/Rakiura.

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in the actor John Clark created the character Fred Dagg to represent all NZ farmers. Shell be right mate!

Weta..A new zealand insect that is remarkably large and also has a rather nasty bite to go with it. Not poisonous though.

Some of the Worlds Biggest Bugs Giant Weta: New Zealand - If anyone is wondering, the New Zealand-based special effects company WETA (responsible for the stuff in the Lord of the Rings movies, for instance) was named for this insect.

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