But even the most adventuresome eaters have probably never eaten Maori pikopiko pesto.
However one Maori king has refused to meet the royals saying the 45-minute window he was allotted was not sufficiently respectful.
Named after the Maori forest god, the largest living kauri has stretched to 167 feet in height in its 1200-plus years.
Garnish with purple Maori potato, vegetables and lightly fried kawakawa leaves.
The Haka, a traditional Maori dance, is best known as the pregame ritual of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team.
The spokesman on this occasion was a big Maori from the Bay of Islands.
The name "Maori" is that which these aborigines gave themselves.
The chief item on the programme was the "haka," or ancient Maori war dance, which was performed by four half-caste Maori youths.
We have other Maori neighbours besides Tama and his immediate following.
But in Maori the possessive case is expressed, like all the other oblique cases, by a preposition.
"Polynesian inhabitant of New Zealand," 1843, native name, said to mean "of the usual kind."