What is the climate like in Aotearoa?
The far north of Aotearoa has subtropical weather throughout summer and in the mountainous zones of the south the temperature can hit as low as -10 C in the winter. As most of the country is quite close to the coast, there will be mild temperatures, moderate rainfall and plenty of sunshine.
What is the Maori tradition?
Maori people are known as the indigenous people of Aotearoa. Some of their traditions are:
- Telling stories
- Dancing (Haka)
- Visiting Marae
The myth of Aotearoa
It is believed by the Maori people that the powerful demigod Maui fished up the North island of Aotearoa with a hook from a magical ancestral jawbone. If you can see from the map below the North island looks like a fish, and the South known as Maui's canoe.