Tag Archives: Maori

New Zealand, Auckland: Auckland Museum and the history of NZ

8 Oct

Making use of the Auckland Explorer Bus, Piggletino arrives at the Auckland Museum, a three-storey building that holds the history of New Zealand. Within this building, war memorials, Maori cultures and geographical information abound.

Piggletino also learnt about another fascinating creature – the Kiwi.

Remember to stop by the Winter Gardens just a stone’s throw away from the Museum!
For more information of the Auckland Explorer Bus, go here: http://www.explorerbus.co.nz/index.html

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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!