Kudos Kiwis – International Women’s Day March 8

New Zealand is credited with being the first country in the world to give women the vote.

In 1893, the women’s suffrage petition was signed and that same year women were granted the right to vote.

Here’s the Weal World treatment of New Zealand:

Tramping – basically hiking. Several options for the beginner to expert; long walks, easy hikes and strenuous expeditions through various terrain. Famous hikes: Milford Track; Routeburn Track; Tongariro Crossing; Abel Tasman Track…
Les Mills – The national gym that has gone world-wide. Locations can be found throughout major centres in New Zealand and offer a variety of effective exercise programs.

Signature local essential oils: manuka (leptospermum scoparium) and kanuka (kunzea ericoides). Manuka is like the New Zealand tea tree oil and kanuka has been called the white tea tree . Both are anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and the oils containing therapeutic properties must come from the East Cape region (northeastern side of the North Island north of Gisborne –
that’s a lot of ‘norths’).
If you’re in Wellington, the nation’s capital, or Nelson on the top tip of the South Island, check out Aromaflex for therapeutic grade essential oils and other aromatherapy products.

Kiwifruit is synonymous with New Zealand. A kiwi can be the fruit (chinese gooseberry) or the people (Kiwis). Kiwifruit is high in vitamin C and is a good source of fibre and potassium.
Manuka honey is indigenous to New Zealand. It is highly valued for its health benefits. The UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) rating determines whether the manuka honey is active in its antibiotic and antibacterial properties. In general New Zealand honey is of high quality and the bees have not typically experienced colony collapse disorder.

New Zealand is an island nation in the South Pacific. It is known for its natural beauty, friendly locals and filming location for Lord of the Rings.
New Zealand Travel website

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