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Who was the first european to reach New Zealand?

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Who was the first european to reach New Zealand?
posted Aug 31, 2017 by Rony Chakrabortty

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Abel Tasman
The history of New Zealand dates back at least 700 years to when it was discovered and settled by Polynesians, who developed a distinct Māori culture centred on kinship links and land. The first European explorer to sight New Zealand was Dutch navigator Abel Tasman on 13 December 1642.

answer Sep 1, 2017 by Shivaranjini
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