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Landing in NZ, meeting the Dorringtons, brief trip to Brisbane and Taupo

July 5th 2007
We landed in New Zealand tired, disorientated and in Tom’s case rather smelly after 2 days of flying and waiting for flights. Unlike UK airports, the NZ airport authority employs more than enough people. This allows you to get through a more thorough passport control and customs very quickly and easily, which was a bonus. That being said the free transfer from the airport to our hotel, arran ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Epsom

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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