Part of story: European discovery of plants and animals
How caves form Caves are formed by natural processes such as the action of rainwater, waves, glaciers or lava (molten rock).
Part of story: Caving
Maruiwi Around the time of Toi, who was one of the first explorers to reach New Zealand from Hawaiki, the Maruiwi people inhabited lands throughout the central North Island. Their
Part of story: Ngāti Tūwharetoa
The Polynesian ancestors of Māori named the places they visited on their voyage to New Zealand. Some names were taken from island to island.
Part of story: Tapa whenua – naming places
Māori quickly adopted food sources introduced by Europeans, growing potatoes, gifting pigs to other tribes, and developing large wheat plantations and mills.