Aotearoa October 9th 2005 Hey up there peeps! Kia Ora to be precise (Mäori for 'Hello')
Flying into Auckland in New Zealand or Aotearoa (the Mäori name which may mean "Long white cloud" (ao = cloud, tea = white, roa = long)), I have spent 2 weeks on the Northern Island and 2 weeks on the Southern Island of NZ (these are sometimes referred to as the North and South Islands).
I started with a tramp around a nearby ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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