Some scientists consider unlikely that migrants caught in Melanesia only after the settlement of central Polynesia; unlikely and suggested that Western Polynesia was colonized much later than Central. Most likely, colonization took place not on the same path, and, in any case, the ancestors of the Polynesians passed through Melanesia, where and took with them the useful plants and animals. Moving in Tonga and Fiji is probably somewhat later, between VI and VII century, and the colonization of the Hawaiian archipelago later -. Between the VII and XIV centuries. East Polynesia was settled between the X and XII centuries. Before New Zealand Polynesian seafarers reached between IX and XIV centuries. They met here are a few Negroid population with a primitive social order. The latter was expelled or assimilated, preserved the memory of him only in folklore. Tradition attributes the discovery of New Zealand by Polynesians to the X century. and associates it with the name of the angler Coupe; He first saw the island and returned to Gavaiki told about them. In the XII century. That kind of sailed from central Polynesia in search of his grandson, who had drifted over. The grandfather and his grandson were in New Zealand and have stayed here, took wives from the local tribe and laid the foundation for the mixed offspring. In the XIV century. after tribal wars Gavaiki a large group of residents of the island a few boats went along the way Coupe with a specific intention to colonize the southern islands. They landed at the Bay of Plenty (of Abundance). The leaders divided the land on the coast, and the aliens settled, at some distance from each other in groups. Legends tell us about the next generations of ancestors, called the names of the chiefs of the priests and scholars and even the names of the boats with an indication of where their crews settled.