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View from under the tarps
South Island - part one

April 13th 2007
Starting out Tom speaking: Christchurch is a nice city. Has a very 'British' feel to it. Some of the suburbs the cab was taking us through were lovely - the houses were a nice mix of quirky contemporary styles and traditional, and actually looked like they'd survive more than a light breeze (proper brick vs. the usual wood construction). The cabbie went on to say that this area was one ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island

New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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