New Zealand Wide NZ Exploration
New Zealand 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 New Zealand colonisation and exploration began.
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Information about the European discovery and exploration of New Zealand. Early explorers include Abel Tasman in 1642, and Captain James Cook in 1769.
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