The Māori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, arriving on the islands over 1,000 years ago.
The Māori language, known as Te Reo Māori, has only two alphabets, and every letter is pronounced.
The haka, a traditional Māori war dance, is now performed by the New Zealand national rugby team, the All Blacks, before every match.
The Māori people believe that their ancestors have a strong influence on their daily lives and wellbeing.
The Māori have a strong tradition of tattoos, known as tā moko, which are a form of cultural identity.
The Māori have a strong tradition of tattoos, known as tā moko, which are a form of cultural identity
Māori carvings, called whakairo, are an important form of expression and storytelling in Māori culture.
Māori cuisine includes traditional dishes such as hangi, which is a method of cooking food in an earth oven.
The Māori have a rich history of waka (canoe) building and navigation, using the stars and natural environment to guide them.
The Treaty of Waitangi, signed in 1840 between the Māori chiefs and the British Crown, is an important document in New Zealand's history and continues to be a topic of debate and discussion.