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278 Religion Main article: Religion in New Zealand See also: Irreligion in New Zealand A Rtana church on a hill near Raetihi.290 Culture Main article: Culture of New Zealand Late 20th-century house-post depicting the navigator Kupe fighting two sea creatures Early Mori adapted the tropically based east Polynesian culture in line with the challenges associated with a larger and more diverse environment, eventually developing their own.