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Tuatara    Average Life Span: Over 100 Years native to New Zealand.

Tuatara are reptiles endemic to New Zealand and which, although resembling most lizards, are part of a distinct lineage, the order Rhynchocephalia

Pineapple Lumps - voted #60 in the 101 Must-Do's for Kiwis for 2012! www.aatravel.co.nz/101

Pineapple Lumps - a soft, chewy pineapple-flavoured centres covered with chocolate. try them at room temperature, chilled or frozen for different textures.

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

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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Goodnight Kiwi - appeared nightly to mark the end of daily transmission on TVNZ

A Maori warrior with a ta moko facial markings performs a war haka dance

A Maori warrior with a ta moko facial markings performs a war haka dance

Tui Birds Singing ~ New Zealand

The Tui Bird is unique in having two voice boxes, allowing it to mimic many different birdsongs and other sounds ; also giving it a distinctive and quirky song.

Hone Heke (?-1850) cutting down the British flag at Kororareka, now known as Russell // Hone Heke was one of the first Maori chiefs to support the Treaty of Waitangi between the Maori and the British in 1840, but later led widespread revolts after the agreement was broken // the New Zealand Wars lasted from 1845 to 1872

The Maori chief Hone Heke starts a war by chopping down the British flagpole at Kororāreka.

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The Whale Rider (sometimes called Pai), novel and movie by New Zealand Maori writer Witi Ihimaera on a girl's struggle to enter the male world of the spirit.

Seal colony in Kaikoura, New Zealand #animals

Ohau Point Seal Colony (Kaikoura, New Zealand): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor

The moa were eleven species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. The two largest species, Dinornis giganteus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached about 3.6 m (12 ft) in height with neck outstretched, and weighed about 230 kg.

The moa were eleven species of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand. The two largest species, Dinornis giganteus and Dinornis novaezelandiae, reached about m ft) in height with neck outstretched, and weighed about 230 kg.


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