Having spent a couple of Christmas’ overseas in far away lands, the Pohutakawa is one thing we take for granted over here in New Zealand. Its cherry red blossom on the stroke of Christmas is a true season blessing. It makes you feel like everything is okay in the world. It shines out and says “Merry Christmas, God bless each and everyone” in the only way it knows how.
So here is a big Merry Christmas to you, the New Zealand Christmas Tree.