Te Waipounamu = South Island

Poster RNZ: Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson has approved the original Maori names for the North and South Islands … The original names are Te Ika-a-Māui, meaning the fish of Māui,, for the North Island, and Te Waipounamu, the waters of greenstone, for the South Island. Elsewhere on the WebNames of NZ’s two main islands … Continue reading Te Waipounamu = South Island