For the month of April, I have decided to join Claire from Girl on a Mission and many other bloggers in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. To find out more about where it all began, click here. Each day of the month (except Sundays) I will share a short blog post about something beginning with the letter of the day. For example April 1: A, April 2: B, April 3: C and so on. I love a challenge, and thought it would be a fun way to share tidbits of my life, home & family with you.
So here we go...A is for Aotearoa
A as in about/far, E as is enter/bed, I as in eat/sheep, O as in awful/pork, U as in put/boot
Aotearoa is the Māori name for New Zealand. The common translation of Aotearoa is "Land of the Long White Cloud" (Ao = Cloud, Tea = white/clear or bright, roa = long).
This is my country, the place I call home.
The song (waiata) AOTEAROA was launched last year (2014) by Stan Walker, featuring Ria Hall, Maisey Ruka & Troy Kingi. It acknowledges our unique culture, our reo (language), and our connection to Aotearoa - also highlighting some of our beautiful landscapes from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South.