New Zealand Dollars...we must have the most colourful currency in the world...

New Zealand Dollars...we must have the most colourful currency in the world...

Photograph:A Maori man greets a tourist using the traditional Maori form of welcome. Why does this give me such butterflies?

Photograph:A Maori man greets a tourist using the traditional Maori form of welcome. Why does this give me such butterflies?

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

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

William James Te Wehi Taitoko MBE (1948 - 1991). Better known as 'Billy T. James', a New Zealand entertainer, comedian, musician and actor.

William James Te Wehi Taitoko MBE (1948 - 1991). Better known as 'Billy T. James', a New Zealand entertainer, comedian, musician and actor.

Plants for the birds of New Zealand - tui, silvereye (waxeye), kereru

Plants for the birds of New Zealand - tui, silvereye (waxeye), kereru

A Hongi, A maori greeting … like a kiss on the cheek or a shake of the hand when you say hello as well as a show of respect to those we meet on occasion … Our ancestors were  distinctive leaders in there convictions in the nature of things and the greeting was no different … a personal space in its greeting such as this would give reading of the body langauge noting signs either from the eyes, smell and touch to give warning if the visits were either peacful or not ...

A Hongi, A maori greeting … like a kiss on the cheek or a shake of the hand when you say hello as well as a show of respect to those we meet on occasion … Our ancestors were distinctive leaders in there convictions in the nature of things and the greeting was no different … a personal space in its greeting such as this would give reading of the body langauge noting signs either from the eyes, smell and touch to give warning if the visits were either peacful or not ...

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