When did the British settle in New Zealand?
British people were prominent in all the settlements established in New Zealand during the 1840s. By 1871 they were very well represented in Auckland, New Plymouth, Wellington, Wanganui, Nelson and, Canterbury.
Captain Cook did not settle in New Zealand. He made three voyages to the Pacific and visited New Zealand on four separate occasions. He led the first British expedition to discover New Zealand and the first to set foot on new Zealand. Abel Tasman was the first European to sight New Zealand but did not land there. Captain James Cook was the first to circumnavigate and map New Zealand.
The Treaty of Waitangi effectively signalled the founding of New Zealand by white settlers, and made New Zealand a British colony. The Treaty was signed on 6 February 1840 by over 500 MÄori chiefs of New Zealand and the British Governor William Hobson, representing the British Government. With the signing of the Treaty, Governor Hobson declared British sovereignty over New Zealand, and the colony of New Zealand was formally proclaimed on 3 May 1840.
It's similar but not completely alike. New Zealand uses a mixture of British, Australian, New Zealand and Maori sign language, and is actually called BANZSL British, Australian and New Zealand Sign Language). BANZSL is 62.5% similar to British Sign Language (about the same similarity as German and English.)
New Zealand has British heritage. This is reflected by the dominant ethnic group in New Zealand, the parliamentary system and the legal system. New Zealand was a British colony from 1840 - 1907. The culture of New Zealand is strongly influenced by this, but also by the culture of the Maori who were residents of New Zealand about 500 years prior to the arrival of Europeans. Other European and Pacific cultures have also had an…
Yes and no. New Zealand is still a Dominion/Realm, but is still an independent nation. New Zealand is not part of the British Empire, which no longer exists. Remaining British territories (and there is only one in the Pacific) are all very small. New Zealand is one of 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations. The UK is another.
Because the British had come into Ireland to invade (like they did to most of the countries, continents and islands). So like most people they immigrated to different countries. They choose New Zealand because its so awesome :) and probably because there wasnt as much people there as other places. My great grandfather was full blood Irish, he immigrated from Ireland to New Zealand.