Sheep and snow - The perfect depiction of New Zealand

Sheep and snow - The perfect depiction of New Zealand

a tui, also known as a parson bird // the Kōwhai is a small tree with bright golden flowers, native to NZ and unofficially the national flower // photo by mike brebner

a tui, also known as a parson bird // the Kōwhai is a small tree with bright golden flowers, native to NZ and unofficially the national flower // photo by mike brebner

Pūkeko is mentioned in the Māori myth 'How the Kiwi lost her wings' in which several birds of the forest are asked to come down from the trees to eat the bugs on the ground and save the forest, but all give excuses except the Kiwi who is willing to give up his colours and the ability to fly. The Pūkeko's excuse is that it looks too damp down there, and he does not want to get his feet wet. The Pūkeko is punished for his reluctance and told he must now live forever in the swamps...NZ

Pūkeko is mentioned in the Māori myth 'How the Kiwi lost her wings' in which several birds of the forest are asked to come down from the trees to eat the bugs on the ground and save the forest, but all give excuses except the Kiwi who is willing to give up his colours and the ability to fly. The Pūkeko's excuse is that it looks too damp down there, and he does not want to get his feet wet. The Pūkeko is punished for his reluctance and told he must now live forever in the swamps...NZ

Kiwi Road Sign - NZ on Stewart Island - south of the South Island!

Kiwi Road Sign - NZ on Stewart Island - south of the South Island!

Western North Island, Brown Kiwi at Maungatautari Ecological Island, NZ

Western North Island, Brown Kiwi at Maungatautari Ecological Island, NZ

Bill ✔️ Iconic kiwi dairy/store. Bill Gibson-Patmore. (curation & caption: @BillGP). Bill✔️

Bill ✔️ Iconic kiwi dairy/store. Bill Gibson-Patmore. (curation & caption: @BillGP). Bill✔️

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