This is a brief guide to behaviours that are generally considered polite in New Zealand in the early 2000s.
Part of story: Manners and social behaviour
To be effective, a lighthouse must be part of a system of appropriately sited and well-maintained lighthouses.
Part of story: Lighthouses
Nelson is New Zealand’s place in the sun, where apples and hops ripen, and scallops are dredged from Tasman Bay.
Part of story: Nelson region
Oystercatchers are stocky birds with bright eye-rings and long colourful bills. Their diet is much more varied than their name implies. There are three species in New Zealand, all of which are endemic.
Part of story: Wading birds
Possibly the earliest and most famous ancestor of the tribes of Te Tau Ihu was Kupe, captain of the Matahourua canoe on the migration from Hawaiki.
Part of story: Te Tau Ihu tribes
Scenic reserves Scenic reserves are New Zealand’s most common, and probably most widespread, protected areas. They were first created when communities wanted to retain some original
Part of story: Protected areas
The top of the South Island is a maze of hills and mountains. Split by the Alpine Fault, the rocks are more varied than anywhere else in New Zealand. There is little
Part of story: Landscapes – overview
Fish In New Zealand at least 30 types of fish use estuaries at significant times in their life. Some, such as sand flounder, yellow-bellied flounder, common sole, kahawai, grey mullet
Part of story: Estuaries
Mustering More than 20 alternatives have been recorded for the word ‘muster’, which was first used to describe stock-gathering in 1841. There are a variety of vivid terms to describe
Part of story: Rural language
Land hunger In 1841 the New Zealand Company turned its attention to the north of the South Island, looking for sites for settlement. In October, William Wakefield led an advance