Early exploration of the North Island of New Zealand. Find out about New Zealand's rich past, how the country was first settled by the Maori who traveled here on canoes from eastern Polynesia. Learn of the first Europeans to sight and explore the North Island and New Zealand. - Business Links

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North Island Wide NZ Exploration

The North Island was first settled by eastern Polynesians who developed their own distinct culture and became known as the "Maori". Later British explorer James Cook discovered and mapped the country, and the colonisation and exploration of the North Island and the rest of New Zealand began. more

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