Aotearoa

Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand. Read about the cultural, geographical, and historical heritage of Aotearoa.

New Zealand Facts – All You Need To Know

This post is a list of New Zealand facts. I tried to collect as many facts about New Zealand as possible. Sometimes the data from different sources show differences, in many cases I used the data from the Statistics New Zealand (http://www.stats.govt.nz/) official website. I also allocated these facts to different groups so that you …

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New Zealand Beauty: Why Is New Zealand So Stunning?

This land looks like being a very beautiful land and we trust that this is the mainland coast of the unknown south land. – wrote the famous Dutch navigator, Abel Tasman in his diary when he first sighted the shores of New Zealand on a summer day in 1642. However, he was wrong about the …

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Aotearoa – Origin Of The Maori Name For New Zealand

The Maori name of New Zealand is Aotearoa, often translated as “The land of the long white cloud”. But it has some other variations… Aotearoa Fact Funnily, no word here stands for “land”. It was probably added to make it more “down to earth” referring to a physical place. Other translations can be “Long bright world”, “Long daylight”, or “Big …

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