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    There are many theory’s for why and how the Polynesians spread across the pacific, but there is no definite answer. So I’ve collected information from many different websites to create an explanation on how the Polynesians travelled across the entire pacific. The early Polynesians were intelligent explorers who settled in remote islands in the pacific. The Polynesians are descendants of the Lapita people who lived on the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. The Lapita people settled in Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Most of the Polynesian islands are small and soon would have become overcrowded. This forced people to look for new places to live. In addition, the Polynesians were a warlike people. Chiefs often fought…

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    Some had emigrated to experience more room with their land with peaceful and quiet, others needed plenty of resources to use for shelter, food, but all Maori people wanted to emigrate to have an adventure and enjoy their new homeland. Also, hardly riots and wars are caused because all ninety-eight tribes are spread throughout the land. All of the famous landmarks Kupe had discovered, drawn in all the Maori ancestors to emigrate here in Aotearoa. And here now today, they are still famous ever…

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    Ethnobotany is the interactions of culture and plants and how the two affect each other over time Cordyline australis also known as ti Kouka or Cabbage Tree is a plant endemic to the New Zealand islands. Often described as out of place among the native fauna of New Zealand it is an iconic symbol of the country. Its uses have changed over the centuries, evolving along with New Zealand as Maori and then Europeans settled New Zealand and the resulting cultural shift that accompanied. Ti…

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    Little Barrier Island (2817ha) is a reserve located approximately 75km away from Great Mercury Island while it is not as close to Great Mercury Island as Red Mercury Island is Little Barrier Island is still in the same ecological district (McEwen, 1987) and could possibly represent a greater abundance in the diversity of species. The terrestrial bird species currently on the island tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), bellbird (Anthornis melanura), hihi (Notiomystis cincta), yellow crowned…

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    Polynesia

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    Polynesia Population Polynesia has an estimated 691,346 (Not including New Zealand) people to inhabit the earth and spread over different countries. The records show that the population since 1955 has increased by over 400,000 people and still is increasing today. In 1955, the population was 274,119 then by 1990; it reached 547,896 then after 15 years in 2005; it got to 641,022 then to the present we know as 691,346 (Not including New Zealand). The population each year increases from 3.8…

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    power governments to help slow the decrease in food availability and how their decisions can affect the lives of all Islanders. Barnett (2007) discusses the role of governments and criticize their handling of the South Pacific economy, which has seen a recent influx of cheap and non-nutritious food. United Nations for Women (2014) focuses on the impact of climate change on women, the role they have in sustainable food production and ways to reduce gender inequality. Other sources focus on the…

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    majority of us will have to attend some form of school (outside of the home). Our lives begin to revolve around this and we have to balance this education with our extracurricular activities, homework, and social lives which ends up leaving life complicated. Having a good education, College or University level, leads to complex yet rewarding jobs. In return, these complex jobs create a stressful and busy, or complicated life, but on the plus side these jobs provide a large income that can be…

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    Māori culture has remained a huge part throughout my upbringing. I have been able to recognise the importance which has been encouraged throughout my studies, more now than ever. The role I will play as a treaty partner approaches the importance of having familiarity of New Zealand history alongside skills (Lang, 2002) essential to have an effective outcome in my practice as an Early Childhood Educator. To achieve a positive outcome in my practice I will educate myself with the significant…

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    Women's Enfranchisement

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    Amongst the organisations advocating for women’s enfranchisement, another with prominence was the Dunedin Tailoresses Union [DTU] formed in 1889. The depressed economic situation in New Zealand during the 1880s led to “sweated labour.” Men and women alike worked for long hours and low wages in overcrowded conditions. Factory worker Miss M recalls “I made 12s 6d one week, but that meant working till three o’clock some mornings… and on Sunday, too” (Paul, 1910, as cited in Dalley & Robertson,…

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    Origin Of Tattooing Essay

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    Tattoos of all kinds are seen on the bodies of most of these young people. The Samoan tatau (or pe’a), is the term for ‘tattoos’. The Samoan traditional tatau worn by men begins from the waist and extends below the knee cap, while the malu, “tattoo,” worn by females extends from the top of the thigh down below the knee. These are the traditional adornments by which the tatau and malu are supposed to be worn and the older Samoan people who grew up with the traditions tend to have differing views…

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