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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Regarding that cultural melding


Maori culture isn't nonexistent on the south island -- there are Maori programs on television, and crafts and carvings in the souvenir shop and the Maori greeting Kia ora is used everywhere -- but there isn't a large Maori population there.

Rotorua feels a lot like Hawaii -- very Polynesian and very Western at the same time. This picture is from a wonderful musical performance last night, before a traditional hangi dinner of meat slow cooked with heated stones.


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