While we were on the 'other' side of the North Island, we visited a friend in Whakatane. [Pronounced fa-ka-tawn-nee] It's a lovely seaside place with much Maori culture.
Our friend informed us that Moko, a wild-but-friendly dolphin, had been sighted closeby, so we went out to search for him. He has his own sites, you know...http://www.whakatane.com/moko-the-dolphin.html
And we found him in the bay, playing with some local kids! They were not in an accessible place, so we were content to take photos from afar.
In the harbor stands a statue of Wairaka, a Maori heroine whose story you can read here.
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