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While in NZ, I will be visiting with Julian “Don’t Call Me The Big O” Robertson. Read more about him here. http://www.investopedia.com/university/greatest/julianrobertson.asp
For those unaware, New Zealand, a land reached by the Polynesian Maori in about 800 A.D. , was first settled by the British in 1840. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand’s full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.
(There are 56 million sheep in NZ… That’s 13.8 sheep per person. Party time!)
The fruit is very, very nutritious. To learn how to “Sloop” a kiwifruit, see here http://www.kiwifruit.org/new.htm
New Zealanders have also invented: The self-sealing lid; the stamp vending machine, the wide-toothed shearing comb, the bobby pin; the electric fence; the jet boat and pavlova (however, the Australian’s also claim pavlova as their invention.
Quite the scandal! I shall get to the bottom of it!
In the meantime, feel free to practice The Haka, while I’m away. When I return I will perform it in person for those who care.
Sing along to the Haka!!!
Ka Mate! Ka Mate!
Ka Ora! Ka Ora!
Tenei te ta ngata puhuru huru
Nana nei i tiki mai
Whakawhiti te ra
A upane ka upane!
A upane kaupane whiti te ra!
It is death! It is death!
It is life! It is life!
This is the hairy person
Who caused the sun to shine
Keep abreast! Keep abreast
The rank! Hold fast!
Into the sun that shines!
She was fine. Just a flesh wound. Great pic by dad, though! Quite the shutterbug!