Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

13 north Island, New Zealand (Te Ika-a-Māui)

"Kia ora!" that is how people in New Zealand say hello! It is Maori for 'good health and well wishes'. This postcard travelled a long way from the Northern Island of New Zealand, from Carissa who lives near Matamata in Waikato region. She wrote that 'Waikato is full of dairy cows and sheep, and there are also quite a few Thoroughbred horses. There are green pastures and farmland as far as the eye can see in every direction" Sounds idyllic!

"Aotearoa" - that you can see on the front of the card is a Maori name for North island (and today the whole New Zealand) and means "land of the long white cloud". As Carissa wrote, there are indeed almost always at least a few clouds in the sky :)

New Zealand consists actually of 3 islands: North, South and Stewart Island (this one is accessible only by a ferry). So there's still two more New Zealand cards for me to collect. Thank you Carissa for sending this one!

North island, New Zealand

New Zealand
in the Pacific Ocean
over 3,422,000
biggest city
postcard sent
postcard received
distance travelled
sent from

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source: Chris Zielecki
source: Chris Zielecki


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