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Following Cook, New Zealand was visited by numerous European and North American whaling, sealing and trading ships.They traded European food, metal tools, weapons and other goods for timber, Māori food, artefacts and water.45 - 58 Well I'm a really open minded and outgoing person, and am also very spontaneous.I hate not having anything to do and get bored pretty easily.The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands.It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi).
In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes.
Over the centuries that followed, these settlers developed a distinct culture now known as Māori.
The population was divided into iwi (tribes) and hapū (subtribes) who would sometimes cooperate, sometimes compete and sometimes fight against each other.
New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans.
The Moriori population was all but wiped out between 18, largely because of Taranaki Māori invasion and enslavement in the 1830s, although European diseases also contributed.