KERERU

KIWI

KAKA

New Zealand has some interesting birds starting with a

K

The following photos of the KERERU were taken in Wellington Zoo.

There are two species of native pigeon: the New Zealand pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) known to the Maori as kererū, or in Northland as kūkū or kūkupa; and the Chatham Islands pigeon (Hemiphaga chathamensis) or parea.

New Zealand wood pigeon in nikau palm tree

http://www.doc.govt.nz/kereru

We also have

Kumara (Sweet potatoes/PATAT)

Kumara (sweet potato) has a long history of cultivation in New Zealand. Brought here by early Maori settlers, over one thousand years ago from Pacific islands, this bush which had much smaller tubers was widely grown, especially in the semi-tropical regions of the North Island. http://www.vegetables.co.nz/select_a_vegetable/kumara.asp

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12 responses to “Blogging From A-Z: Letter K”

  1. nowathome Avatar

    Ek het die lekkerste Kumara slaai daar in NZ geeet!!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Die ouens hou van patats. Daar is selfs n chips/skyfie soos in simba chips gedroogte pakkies. Heerlik.

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      1. nowathome Avatar

        Dit klink heerlik!

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        1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

          Dit het steeds daardie effense soeter smaak en is heerlik knapperig!

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  2. Kameel Avatar
    Kameel

    Daardie geel blomme is beautiful!!!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Die bome is oortrek van die blomme as hul blom, nogal baie soos jakarandas.

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  3. perdebytjie Avatar

    Oe,pragtige kwilte!

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Dankie dis maar twee van die menigte wat ek al gemaak het.

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      1. perdebytjie Avatar

        Sjoe jy is kunstig!

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        1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

          Dankie, ek geniet dit as n stokperdjie.

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  4. Christina B Avatar

    Dis mooi bydraes. Ou kerke is darem maar mooi. Ek hou nie baie van die argitektuur van die nuwe moderne kerke nie.

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    1. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

      Baie dankie. Eks stem saam met jou, ou kerke laat mens meer geborge voel!

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