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New Zealanders have quietly acknowledged an anniversary this week: Moehanga Day, or the day Māori "discovered" Britain.

In a tongue-in-cheek nod to their former colonial power, some Kiwis have began an annual remembrance of the first trip by a Māori to London.

That man was Moehanga of Northland's Ngāpuhi tribe, who reached Britain in 1806, before New Zealand officially became a British colony in 1840.

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