God Defend New Zealand
I’ve posted the New Zealand National Anthem before, but I finally found this, my favourite version. This is the version that the Ministry of Education provides to the primary schools for the kids to learn from. I especially love the haka in the middle of this one… When the kids perform it at school assemblies, I tear up (though anthems usually move me and make me cry).
Auckland, New Zealand.
Cape Reinga, Northernmost tip of NZ. Maori myth says it’s where spirits depart after death, which is the sort of aesthetically & geographically appropriate myth I can go for.
Oriental Bay marina, in Wellington.
Photo taken by Danielle.