Kia ora

This week, I ’ve been traveling around New Zealand’s North Island and I’ve lost count how many people have said Kia ora to me – a Māori language greeting meaning have life and be healthy.

Whenever I’m lucky enough to be in this beautiful part of the world, I am consistently amazed by the beauty of the countryside as well as the respect this country has for its indigenous people.

Kia-ora

Even the Air New Zealand tea cup pays respect and reminds its passengers about the rich cultural heritage of this amazing land.

It is a humbling reminder that in Australia, we have a long way to go in terms of building our indigenous connections and respect for our long history.