The Maori didn't neccessarily decide to just come to New Zealand, but here are some possible solutions: * The Maori previous land was over crowded, and they had no choice but to leave. * they might have had a feud with the other tangata whenua (people of the land) and forced to leave. * they went exploring and the sea currents took them to New Zealand * Some brave and adventurous Maori decided to go exploring * They might have needed more land for crops,etc. * Kupe (a new zealand explorer) went exploring and found New Zealand he went back to his land Hawaiki and told everybody.Around 1350 AD a majority of the maori's went to set sail for aotearoa using Kupe's great navigational instruction's.
There are several theories surrounding this; one is that they came 'accidentally', eg a fishing boat blown off course. This is unlikely however due to the large numbers that came, and that fact women were on board these vessels (why would women be on a fishing boat?). Other theories include over crowding in the Pacific Islands that lead to war and so people left to search for more land.
Maori come from New Zealand.
Waka (Maori canoes)
Maori live in New Zealand
Maori legend says they cam from 'Hawaiki'. They travelled to New Zealand in canoes, or 'waka'.New Zealand.
They come from New Zealand. The Maori started it.
The maori were the first people to arrive in new zealand.
because some handicapped Maori came to New Zealand with it!
The Maori come from New Zealand (Aotearoa) which they settled from Polynesia. In Maori mythology, the traditional home was Hawaiiki.
The people known as Maori are - Maori. They are polynesian and they come from New Zealand which they named Aotearoa.
New Zealanders. Native people from New Zealand are called Maori.
Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand.
The first new zealand settlers that came to new zealand was the maori people. They were the first people to arrive in new zealand.
Yes, Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand.
Why did the maori choose to live in New Zealand?
Aotearoa, is the Maori name for New Zealand.
The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand.
New Zealand Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand and Cook islands Maori are the indigenous people of the Cook Islands
New Zealand is a bicultural country consisting of two cultures, Maori and Pakeha (non-Maori). Maori is the unique culture of New Zealand.
Maori are from New Zealand
The Maori were the first people to inhabit New Zealand.
The Maori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa and the Maori transliteration for New Zealand is Niu Tireni. Aotearoa is the land of the long white cloud.
hawaaikiMaori are originally from New Zealand- Which is near Australia and on the map it is a small (two) islands.