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The interventionist policies of the Third National Government were replaced by "Rogernomics", a commitment to a free market economy.Foreign policy after 1980 became more independent especially in pushing for a nuclear-free zone.The descendants of these settlers became known as the Māori, forming a distinct culture of their own.

In 1984, the Fourth Labour Government was elected amid a constitutional and economic crisis.

The original settlers quickly exploited the abundant large game in New Zealand, such as moa, which were large flightless ratites pushed to extinction by about 1500.

As moa and other large game became scarce or extinct, Māori culture underwent major change, with regional differences.

Māori cultivated food plants which they had brought with them from Polynesia, including sweet potatoes (called kūmara), taro, gourds, and yams.

They also cultivated the cabbage tree, a plant endemic to New Zealand, and exploited wild foods such as fern root, which provided a starchy paste.

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