Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Postcards from New Zealand: Day Thirty-Seven

Today, I stopped into the gift shop at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to kill some time waiting for friends. One of the items on offer was a batch of toy soldiers, but not only did they have western-style infantrymen, they had Maori figurines as well. In fact, they had a display case with an entire battle scene set out. However, in some misguided attempt to be culturally sensitive, the Maoris weren't facing they westerners, they were just facing the wall of the case, doing Haka for nobody.

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