Horticulture flourished using plants they introduced, and later a prominent warrior culture emerged.
The arrival of Europeans to New Zealand starting from the 17th century brought enormous changes to the Māori way of life.
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Over several centuries in isolation, the Polynesian settlers developed a unique culture that became known as "Māori", with their own language, a rich mythology, distinctive crafts and performing arts.
Early Māori formed tribal groups, based on eastern Polynesian social customs and organisation.
A Pakistani politician has introduced a new Bill that aims to protect the fundamental rights of transgender people.
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