List of the New Zealand Tribes, with Their Localities.
|Name of Tribe.||Locality.|
|Aopouri and Rarawa||North Cape to Hokianga.|
|Ngapuhi||Bay of Islands.|
|Ngatiwhatua and Uriohau||Manukau Kaipara and Waitemata.|
|Ngatitai||Firth of Thames and Auckland.|
The first people to arrive in New Zealand were ancestors of the Māori. The first settlers probably arrived from Polynesia between 1200 and 1300 AD. They discovered New Zealand as they explored the Pacific, navigating by the ocean currents, winds and stars.
In the 2018 census, there were 775,836 people in New Zealand identifying as Māori, making up 16.5 per cent of the national population. They are the second-largest ethnic group in New Zealand, after European New Zealanders (“Pākehā”).
Since 1946, there have been major influxes into New Zealand of people from other Polynesian islands of the South Pacific. They include Tongans, Samoans, Tahitians, Cook Islanders, Rarotongans, and Pitcairn Islanders. These people share an ancestral relationship with the Maori as well as a tradition of oral genealogies.
Ngāpuhi is the largest tribe in New Zealand. Their territory stretches from the Hokianga Harbour to the Bay of Islands, and to Whāngārei in the south.
Largest iwi by population Ngāpuhi – 125,601 (in 2013) – based in the Northland Region. Ngāti Porou – 71,049 (in 2013) – based in Gisborne and East Cape. Ngāti Kahungunu – 61,626 (in 2013) – based on the east coast of the North Island. Ngāi Tahu – 54,819 (in 2013) – based in the South Island.
An amateur English historian believes that Chinese discovered New Zealand well before Maori or Dutchmen.
The tasty pie is widely regarded as a New Zealand culinary icon and staple.
New Zealand does not have an Independence Day to celebrate – the country’s independence from Britain was gained in many small steps rather than all at once. In the 2000s New Zealand is independent from Britain in almost every way, but Queen Elizabeth II is still the country’s official head of state.
Around 950 AD, it is believed Polynesian settlers used subtropical weather systems, star constellations, water currents, and animal migration to find their way from their native islands, in central Polynesia to New Zealand. As the settlers colonized the country, they developed their distinctive Maori culture.
” Calling a New Zealander a ‘Kiwi ‘ is not of itself offensive. ‘ Kiwi ‘ is not an insult,” said Judge Leonie Farrell. She added that the word was often viewed as a “term of endearment”. It is derived from the name of a flightless bird native to the country.