“Come Together”

Wearing a traditional Maori cloak of native bird feathers, the Queen calls on New Zealanders to work together to resolve lingering differences between indigenous Maori and the Government. Elizabeth II was on her 10th tour of New Zealand as monarch. In a case of Queen-to-queen Her Majesty meets MP Georgina Beyer, the world’s first trans-sexual Member of Parliament. And Sir Edmund Hillary pumps for the monarchist status quo.


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Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

“I had just moved to New Zealand, at age 12, when a new friend suggested that we slip out to the corner store (dairy in New Zealand English) for some candy…