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New Zealand (Maori: Aotearoa) is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands.

Polynesians settled New Zealand in 1250–1300 AD and developed a distinctive Maori culture, and Europeans first made contact in 1642 AD. 

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In 1840 the British and Maori signed a treaty making New Zealand a colony of the British Empire.
The majority of New Zealand's population is of European descent; the indigenous Maori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and non-Maori Polynesians.

New Zealand is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Pacific Islands Forum, and the United Nations


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Water Polo

  • Waikato Water Polo Player of the Year Award 1990, 1991
  • Waikato Representative Water Polo Player 1989 1991
  • Fraser High School captain/coach of school water polo team 1990-1991
  • University of Otago Water Polo Rep 1992-1994 (captain 1993)
  • New Zealand Rep Water Polo (U16, U20, schoolgirls) 1990-1992
  • Member of World Junior Championship Bronze-medal winning New Zealand team at the Junior World Champs, Maryland, USA  1991

water polo



  • New Zealand Trialist for Junior Women’s Rowing Team 1991
  • Winner of North Island Secondary Schools Single Sculls 1991
  • Bronze Medalist in New Zealand Secondary Schools Single Sculls 1991
  • Silver Medalist in North Island Secondary Schools Double Sculls 1991
  • Member of Hamilton Rowing Club and competitor 1989-1990




  • 2nd place in the 2009 "5 Bridges River Swim", Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Winner of New Zealand Ocean Swim Series 30-34 age-group 2008-2009
  • Cook Strait swim (North Island to South Island) 5 Feb 1994 in 8:01 hrs
  • Winner of Hawaii Invitational Long-Distance (4km) Swim, Jan 1993
  • Winner of New Zealand 25km Long-Distance Champs, Auckland, 1992
  • Winner of Mt Maunganui 7km Harbour-to-Surf swim – 1991
  • Waikato representative and medalist (various age-groups) 1984-1989




  • Fraser High School Sportsperson of the Year Award 1991
  • Winner of Otago University Blues Award for Water Polo 1992, 1993

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