Tahiti History

Tahiti History

Early history Tahiti and the islands around it were probably founded around 1,500 years BC. populated from Tonga, Samoa and Southeast Asia. The Society Islands and Marquesa Islands were settled first. The people called themselves Maohi. Rahitea Island, then known as Hawiki. It still appears in many legends of the Polynesians, for example in the […]

New Zealand Animals

New Zealand Animals and Plants

In the beginning there was the forest Before humans discovered New Zealand, most of the vegetation consisted of trees, mixed forests that were always green. Today only 20 percent of the country is forested, especially in the west of the South Island and the north of the North Island. The Kauri tree The Kauri tree […]