New Zealand National Day – Waitangi Day

New Zealand National Day – Waitangi Day

6th of February 2017 a day for all New Zealand to remember our ancestors and what they achieved to make this country the best place to live in – It is a holiday.

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Credit for the Text Below – History of New Zealand

New Zealand was originally settled by Polynesians from Eastern Polynesia.

Genetic and archaeological evidence suggests that humans emigrated from Taiwan to Melanesia and then traveled east through to the Society Islands; after a pause of 70 to 265 years, a new wave of exploration led to the discovery and settlement of New Zealand.

The most current reliable evidence strongly indicates that initial settlement of New Zealand occurred around 1280 CE.

The descendants of these settlers became known as the Māori, forming a distinct culture of their own.

The separate settlement of the tiny Chatham Islands in the east of New Zealand about 1500 CE produced the Moriori people; linguistic evidence indicates that the Moriori were mainland Māori who ventured eastward.

If you would like to know more here is a link that’s on my Hubpage

Tanka poem about my beautiful country New Zealand

country of beauty

from the top to the bottom

thanks mother nature

the land of the long white cloud

its aotearoa

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