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Maui and the North Island. - Sandy - 08-26-2019

According to Māori history, the North Island of New Zealand is known as Te Ika a Maui – 'Maui's fish'. Maui appears in many Māori and Polynesian legends; he was the clever, gifted demigod of supernatural parents. But one of his most impressive achievements was fishing up New Zealand's North Island.

As you can see, originally there was only the south island, Maui went fishing one day and bet his catch would be more impressive than anyone elses, after some time of fighting and struggling the north island was caught and raised.. No one is sure if the legend is true or not but most believe it to be the case..

If I can find out more I'll post it for you to read..