Archeological and anthropological studies to date indicate that the New Zealand of Marg Kronfeld, Company Director of today’s BK Enterprises of North Shore in Auckland, New Zealand, was settled by Polynesians in approximately 1250AD. A Maori culture developed on New Zealand, from the arrivals from Eastern Polynesia, who immigrated there through a series of canoe explorations over a long period of time. First discovered by white European Abel Tasman in 1642, The British Crown and Chiefs of the Maori signed a treaty in 1840 making New Zealand a British colony. Today, a majority of New Zealand’s population is British or of British descent, with the largest ethnic minority the indigenous Maori natives.
New Zealand is remote and consists of mountainous topography caused by significant tectonic activity due to volcanic eruptions. The very remoteness of the island country has resulted in a distinct and specialized biodiversity in animal, fungal and plant life. New Zealand is approximately 900 miles east of Australia and 600 miles south of the Pacific islands of Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia.
The Dominion of New Zealand today is a constitutional monarchy with parliamentary democracy. The monarch is Queen Elizabeth II of Britain and New Zealand, represented by the Governor-General. New Zealand’s realm consists of the North and South Islands, as well as Tokelau, a territory, the Cook Islands and Nieu, which are self-governing, states, as well as the Ross Dependency, a claim of territory by New Zealand in Antarctica. Marg Kronfeld’s adopted country was renamed Nova Zeelandia, after the Dutch province of Zeeland, in 1645.