Auckland is not the capital, but the business center of the country. Despite this, the rhythm of the city is relaxed compared to even Zurich (I don't want even talk about Moscow and Kiev).
For some reason, the Maori songs touched me a lot, how they vibrate with their palms, expressing the energy of life.
And for the first time I realized (of course I knew before) how white people destroyed, enslaved, oppressed indigenous people around the world. The consequences of this are visible even now: in all the hard and low-paying jobs, they are Aborigines, it is difficult for them to"break through" in life, they feel like second-class people.
But I never liked generalizations like"all white people are such and such","all men ...","Germans ...". From these generalizations, one step to disunity and hostility.
The Birds here had no enemies in nature. Birds of all kinds and sizes got along here. There was even a bird similar to an ostrich. The first people, the Maori, brought rats to the National Park, later Europeans brought cats and dogs, more rats. And then from Australia Possum in 1837. All these animals began to simply exterminate birds that are not used to hiding their nests and flying away from predators. This is still a problem in NZ.
Therefore, there are many dead possums on the roads, things from their wool and fur are sold.