This garden in Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands, has seven stones, each of which represents a founding waka (canoe) in Māori tradition. Rarotonga is one of the islands from which Māori may have originated. Māori ancestors who travelled to New Zealand from East Polynesia needed to adapt to a cooler climate, where food resources were often seasonal and more widely spread on larger islands.
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