New Zealand, Auckland: learning about the Maori culture

3 Oct

The Maori culture forms a distinctive part of New Zealand and also has strong ties with the development of NZ since 1250s. A trip to New Zealand cannot be complete unless some exposure to the Maori culture is experienced. Piggletino’s trip to the Bay of Islands included a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Treaty House. The traditional Maori meeting house stood majestically in the sun, emitting a strong cultural aura that one was naturally drawn to. Briefly, the Treaty of Waitangi was to protect Maori interests from British colonial influences and to maintain peace and order in the co-existence of the two parties.

Another eye-catching cultural icon – with 70 years of history and 35metres in length, a large waka or war canoe sits in the open.

It doesn’t stop here! Piggletino will be back with more of his adventure!

 

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