Land of the Long White Cloud

Rugby Tours To New Zealand

Rugby Tours to New Zealand, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere.

New Zealand is a country in the South Western Pacific Ocean.  It consists of two main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation.  Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum.

Its national rugby team are without doubt the best team in the world, producing players of such high calibre.

Around 1300, Polynesians settled in the islands that later were named New Zealand and developed a distinctive Māori culture.  About 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand.

In 1840, representatives of the United Kingdom and Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, declaring British sovereignty over the islands. In 1841, New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire.

1907 it became a dominion; it gained full statutory independence in 1947 and the British monarch remained head of state.

The country was one of the last major landmasses settled by humans.


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