Who was the first European to sight New Zealand and in what year?
The first Europeans known to have sighted New Zealand were Abel Tasman and the crews of his two vessels in 1642. There have been other unproven claims for an earlier European visit. Lloyd Esler
It is a common misconception that Captain Cook discovered Australia. He did not. The Australian continent had been populated by Aborigines for thousands of years, and visited by numerous Asian traders and, later, explorers since the first known European visitor in 1616. Captain James Cook was the first European to sight and chart the eastern coast of Australia, which he did between April and August 1770.
From the first Sunday of April until the last Sunday of September, New Zealand is ten hours ahead of Egypt. During the rest of the year the time difference is eleven hours. time in Egypt = UTC+2 = Eastern European Time = EET time in New Zealand from Apr. to Sep. = UTC+12 = New Zealand Standard Time = NZST time in New Zealand from Sep. to Apr. = UTC+13 = New Zealand Daylight Saving…