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Christchurch

April 19th 2007
Our last few days in New Zealand were spent in Christchurch, a delightful city and the largest in the South Island. We stayed the the Kiwi House, a lovely hostel which was inhabited by loads of Japanese. In Christchurch we caught up with our diaries and blogs. We also bought a new Camera (hopefully the last). As we hadn't seen the Kiwi bird in the wild, we decided to do the next best thing and see ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch

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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