Gumboot Day is a native celebration of Taihape, New Zealand. It occurs the Tuesday after Easter, and has been a regular event since 1985. It is a celebration of all things to do with gumboots, and includes the famous gumboot throwing contest.

Gumboot Day is a native celebration of Taihape, New Zealand. It occurs the Tuesday after Easter, and has been a regular event since 1985. It is a celebration of all things to do with gumboots, and includes the famous gumboot throwing contest.

A Fine and Large Maori Jade Pendant  Giclee Print  item #: 11784465A

A Fine and Large Maori Jade Pendant Giclee Print item #: 11784465A

The cheeky Kea (alpine parrot) - native to the South Island of NZ & notorious for pecking at parked cars and carrying off anything shiny from tourists

The cheeky Kea (alpine parrot) - native to the South Island of NZ & notorious for pecking at parked cars and carrying off anything shiny from tourists

Kiwis are the true inventors of the pavlova. | 35 Things You Know If You Grew Up In New Zealand

35 Things You Know If You Grew Up In New Zealand

Kiwis are the true inventors of the pavlova. | 35 Things You Know If You Grew Up In New Zealand

Learn a little about the role the Pukeko plays in Maori culture.

Learn a little about the role the Pukeko plays in Maori culture.

NZ currency - top to bottom: Sir Edmund Hillary (first man to climb Mt. Everest 1953), Kate Sheppard (NZ women's rights activist 1893), Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of British Commonwealth Realms 1952-present), Apirana Ngata (NZ politician 1905-1943), Ernest Rutherford (NZ nuclear physicist, Nobel prize in Chemistry 1908)

NZ currency - top to bottom: Sir Edmund Hillary (first man to climb Mt. Everest 1953), Kate Sheppard (NZ women's rights activist 1893), Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of British Commonwealth Realms 1952-present), Apirana Ngata (NZ politician 1905-1943), Ernest Rutherford (NZ nuclear physicist, Nobel prize in Chemistry 1908)

Kiwi Bird -- the icon of NZ my new home. For those of you who don't know before man arrived in NZ  there were ONLY birds and one mammal a bat!!! Then this little guy thrived , sadly he is now protected due to dropping numbers. I was surprised to learn some species are as large as chickens !!! I always thought they were tiny.

Kiwi Bird -- the icon of NZ my new home. For those of you who don't know before man arrived in NZ there were ONLY birds and one mammal a bat!!! Then this little guy thrived , sadly he is now protected due to dropping numbers. I was surprised to learn some species are as large as chickens !!! I always thought they were tiny.

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