Just act normal! Politicians with facial tattoos and sports matches that start with the Haka. To the average Dutch person, this all sounds far from normal. However, “Maori” means nothing less than “ordinary person”. What is normal therefore differs on the other side of the world! The Dutch may be the reason for the name “New” Zealand (Zeeland), but Aotearoa, as the country is called in the Maori language, is brimming with (art) history and its own culture.