This lovely mural promotes the beauty of New Zealand, and the Maori name for it….Aotearoa. Variously, different legends exist describing the name. In one the word is broken down this way:
Ao- cloud, dawn, daytime, world

Tea- white, clear, or bright

Roa- long

Together the translation can be either “the land of the long white cloud” or
“Land of the abiding day” (longer daylight hours than the Polynesian Maori explorers knew)

Still another describes the Maori explorer Kupe’s canoe named Aotearoa which became the name for New Zealand.


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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 1 year ago

    would love to visit New Zealand xx

  • lynn
    put it on the bucket list, Worth the time and costs! Just beauty all around

    – phil decocco

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Ramesh12 months ago

    Your EXPRESSIVE Work is on DISPLAY Here

  • ramesh
    many thanks for this feature, always an honor to be selected!

    – phil decocco

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