New Zealand post stamps


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There’s no doubt that stamps reflect the full diversity of the lives and achievements as a nation. From landscapes and plants to birdlife, natural wonders, sport, the arts, industry, architecture, famous figures and significant events, New Zealand Post stamps reflect and celebrate some of greatest triumphs.
For the Maori people, the night skies in June/July traditionally have huge significance: they herald the dawn of a new Maori year. The annual appearance of the seven stars of ‘Matariki’ (or the Pleiades constellation) signals a time for renewal, reflection and celebration!
Matariki is a time of new beginnings. It was in this spirit that New Zealand Post chose Matariki, 5 June 2008, to launch the first in a series of annual stamp issues, exploring different aspects of Maori culture and heritage.
The first issue focused on Matariki itself through six key concepts, and was unveiled on Rongomaraeroa, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The latest Matariki stamp issue focused on 'Manu tukutuku' - traditional Maori kites.

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New Zealand post stamps

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  2. 2. Kiwi is the nickname used internationally for people from New Zealand, as well as being a relativelycommon self-reference. The name derives from the kiwi, a flightless bird, which is native to, and thenational symbol of, New Zealand. The usage is not offensive, being treated with pride and endearment asa uniquely recognisable term for the people of New Zealand.
  3. 3. Join us on a journey through the sights and sounds of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Along the way you’lldiscover the unique kiwi culture and diverse landscapes which have lead New Zealanders to refer to thisbeautiful nation as ‘A Slice of Heaven’.
  4. 4. Created by Queen Victoria in 1856, the Victoria Cross recognizes acts of gallantry in the presence of theenemy by members of the armed forces. Of the hundreds of thousands who have proudly served NewZealand, just 22 have received the esteemed Victoria Cross.
  5. 5. With a quarter of Niue made up of virginrainforest, it is little surprise that there is anequally stunning array of exotic birdlifecomplementing this island paradise.
  6. 6. Since the inaugural Rugby World Cup Tournament in 1987, the world has come together in union every fouryears to celebrate this spectacular Tournament. In 2011, fans around the globe will wear their hearts ontheir sleeves as they hope to cheer on their favourite teams in the Final at Eden Park in Auckland on 23October 2011.
  7. 7. When the New Zealand Maori rugby team played their first ever game and won, they set thestandard for all the games to follow. They also established a playing culture and style forwhich they have since become famous, in New Zealand and around the world
  8. 8. New Zealand Post recognises thatjust as our native endangeredflightless birds need our help inorder to thrive, so too do thechildren that attend Health Campsaround the country. It is for thisreason that three of them featurein 2011s Childrens Healthstamps.
  9. 9. the silver fernis becomingincreasinglyrecognizedoverseas asthe nationalsymbol of NewZealand.
  10. 10. A favorite with collectorssince it was introduced 23years ago, the Round Kiwistamp is returning due topopular demand in 2011.
  11. 11. In the past 50 yearsNew Zealand Post’sChristmas stampshave adornedenvelopes carryingmessages ofChristmas cheer toloved ones at homeand abroad.
  12. 12. The first New Zealand ‘Christmas’ stamp wasissued on 1 November 1960, featuring thepainting ‘Nativity’ by the Dutch artist Rembrandt,and ‘Christmas’ stamps have been an annualrelease ever since.
  13. 13. Summer 2010/11 marks a century-long legacy of heroic service on New Zealand beaches, and New ZealandPost is celebrating with the 100 Years of Surf Life Saving stamp issue.
  14. 14. From snapper and petrels to crustaceans and eels,the range of marine life that enjoys New Zealandwaters is staggering. Discover the vast array ofspecies in New Zealand Post’s stamp issue: Beyondthe Coast.
  15. 15. Join in the New Year celebrations with the third in New Zealand Post’sChinese lunar stamp series. The Year of the Rabbit issue features avibrant range of stamp products that pay tribute to the co-existence ofthe Chinese and New Zealand cultures.
  16. 16. For millions of people around the world, 29 April 2011 will be a day of jubilation. Hundreds of thousands willline the streets of London and television audiences globally will tune in to watch the much-anticipatedwedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales KG and Miss Catherine Middleton.
  17. 17. The appearance of the star cluster known as Matariki is a time to celebrate New Zealandsunique history and place in the world. New Zealand Post marks the start of the Māori New Yearwith its Matariki 2011 - Hei Matau stamp issue.New Zealand Post is also a principal sponsor of the Auckland and Wellington Matariki festivals
  18. 18. The New Zealand National Stamp Exhibitionis a great chance for stamp collectors todisplay their collections, and a fantasticopportunity for the public to experience someof the best stamp collections on offer fromNew Zealand and abroad.
  19. 19. Of all the people in our society, our children aresurely among the most deserving ofunconditional love, unstinting support andopportunities to reach their true potential. This81st annual Childrens Health stamp issuerecognises that, like the butterfly, our mostvulnerable children sometimes need wings to fly.
  20. 20. Wander the magnificent rainforests and gardens of Niue and you’re sure to see some amazingplant and animal life – from orchids, hibiscus, frangipani and bougainvillea to parakeets, white-tailed terns, weka and other exotic birds. Darting amongst them you’ll see kaleidoscopes ofbeautiful butterflies, adding to the brilliant diversity of this eco-tourism paradise.
  21. 21. New Zealand Post is proud to present a suite of collectable products created in honourof what will arguably be the biggest year in New Zealand rugby history.With an unrivalled winning percentageSince the first test against Australia in1903, the All Blacks will carry the hopesand expectations of more than four millionNew Zealanders onto the field.
  22. 22. Indipex 2011, the World Philatelic Exhibition,brought the international stamp collectingcommunity together to celebrate philately on aglobal scale.
  23. 23. From the graceful movementsof the Poi to the overwhelmingpower of the Haka, Kapa Haka(traditional Maori performingarts) is intrinsic to NewZealand’s cultural identity. KapaHaka means to stand in a rowor rank (kapa) and dance(haka). Distinctive from otherindigenous performing arts,Kapa Haka combines song,dance, expression andmovement.
  24. 24. Text & pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu Patea Maori Club - E Poi