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A Tale of Two Islands

May 16th 2007
A miraculous thing happened to us almost as soon as we arrived here on North Island - we actually managed to pick up some radio stations. Many long, arduous car journeys had passed on South Island with the odd crackle, and if we were lucky, and I mean really lucky, some background fuzz. Not so here on North, it's like a land of noise in comparison. Still rubbish radio, but anything is better than ... read more
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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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