Part of our vision here at Urban Peek is to enrich our readers background with what our world simply looks like outside the city or country we live in. Putting cultures in contrast with fast previews of different spots around the globe – which can surprisingly vary from one location to another. We think that nothing can deliver this message better than photographs.
We will be adding a new category to our blog called [Peek at the World] under the newly developed [Photography] section in which we will be posting a new gallery of a different country/ location on weekly basis. So, keep an eye on us, and let us know what you think of our new photo peeks :)
The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand’s full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.