Older readers may remember this LP from 1972 whose title was a play on New Zealand, relevent now with the legacy media’s obsession with changing that to Aotearoa, one assumes, because they want to be seen as ‘anti-colonialists’ to please the Hard Left.
As Roger Childs says, if they wanted to be historically true they would push instead for Nu Tirani rather than a name created many years later, and not by Maori. Of course, the European name came from a Dutch explorer — Abel Tasman — from a Dutch province and the Dutch never indulged in any colonial activities here. The British simply adopted the Dutch name Nieuw Zeeland, with English spelling.
The Rumour was a successful group in the early 1970s and had two No. 1 songs. It’s easy listening folk-pop.