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.

Hongi - there is something about this simple act that has always had a profound effect on me. Such a beautiful tradition.

Maori young people (traditionally) cook for and serve the elders. Men traditionally cook the meat and the women do everything else.

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 of their houses and get an ice cream. The sherbet cones are my favourite xx

Wellington - New Zealand - The National Tattoo Museum

Charles Frederick Goldie was a well-known New Zealand artist, famous for his portrayal of Māori dignitaries.

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in the actor John Clark created the character Fred Dagg to represent all NZ farmers. "She'll be right mate!

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.

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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