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.


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.