Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced, and later a prominent warrior culture emerged.
The arrival of Europeans to New Zealand starting from the 17th century brought enormous changes to the Māori way of life.
Every local will have his or her favorite hidden spot for special occasions—just another perk of dating someone from paradise.
Practically everyone living in Hawaii knows how to surf, but with so many beaches and such awesome weather that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
So, if you’re dating someone on the islands, there’s a good chance they’ll be more than happy to give you a few tips.
She's had numerous roles since then, including in The Scorpion King and in X-Men 2.
Clement was born in New Zealand and his mother is Maori.
Missionary influence on Polynesian peoples increased over time, and Christianity eventually became an integral part of the islanders’ lives.
In many areas Christianity was also influenced by local traditions and customs.
Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as the "Māori", with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts.
Early Māori formed tribal groups, based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organisation.
Samoa became the first postcolonial Pacific nation when it gained sovereignty from New Zealand in 1962.
It has a parliamentary system, but only traditional chiefs ( groups—Tonga, Tahiti, and Hawaii—had traditionally been monarchies.
Everyone looks like they should be modeling the latest swimsuit in a magazine ad, but that would require leaving the island, something they’ll never do.