Boy walking through the water on New Zealand beach.
Boy walking through the water on New Zealand beach.
Photography by Olga Levien, National Geographic YourShot

My New Zealand story

It's not just the epic landscapes that stay with you, it's the way you feel when you're there.

In New Zealand, the warm way of welcoming someone is known as manaakitanga; an indigenous Māori concept representing a unique style of hospitality, generosity and kindness. For this hashtag challenge #mynewzealandstory we asked the Your Shot community to share with us images and stories that showcase the intangible things that make New Zealand such a special place. It's not just the epic landscapes that stay with you, it's the way you feel when you're there.

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