The Catlins ~ New Zealand

The Catlins is on the south east side of New Zealand’s south island. The population of people is under two thousand. Not many people make the effort to visit nevertheless stay a few days in the Catlins.  I don’t understand why this was the most diverse part of New Zealand so far.  We started our stay with three nights in a town named Pounawea. We stayed at Pounawea Holiday Homes and the owner had a dog named Ivy.  As anRead more

Mount Cook ~ New Zealand South Island

New Zealand – South Island New Zealand is broken up into two islands, the North and South. The native people of New Zealand are Māori. Since 1987 Māori has been one of New Zealand’s official languages.  New Zealand’s Māori people define themselves as tribes.  Over the centuries the tribes have combined, while others have divided, and they have moved from place to place in New Zealand known to Māori as Aotearoa. The Māori people are beautiful and have Polynesian and European features.Read more