Island is one the two main islands of New Zealand, the other
known as South Island. The capital city, Wellington, is also
located on the North Island. The most population live on the
North Island, over seventy percent of New Zealand’s population
live there. The North Island is the fourteenth largest island in
the world with 113,729 square km. The North Island is not as
mountainous as the South Island. The Maori called the North
Island Te Ika a Maui which means “The Fish of Maui”. The Maoris
legend tells that both of the islands come from the Maui time.
Maui in the maui mythology is a demigod and was well known for
his trickery and exploits. The regions of the North Island are
Wellington, Auckland, Taranaki, Northland, Bay of Plenty,
Gisborne, Waikato, Manawatu-Wanganui, and Hawkes Bay.