All Question On One Page false false New Zealand is a country made up of two islands. 1 European settlers came long after the arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand. 1 According to Maori legend, the south island was fished out of the sea by Maui. 2 The north island has many mountains and valleys. 1 The treaty of Waitangi was written in the eighteenth century. 2 Many Maoris hold positions in New Zealand government. 1 'Marae' is Maori for a traditional meeting house. 1 With 'hongi', the traditional Maori greeting, you shake hands. 2 In order to keep the Maori language alive, children learn it at school. 1 New Zealand English slang is sometimes different to slang in other English-speaking countries. 1