In one tradition, the legendary trickster Māui turned himself into a kererū (New Zealand pigeon) to fly after his mother. Many Māori traditions show a close, mystical relationship between humans and nature.
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Reference: Eke Panuku 14. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd, 2004.
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