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The deck at Wanaka Springs  

The deck at Wanaka Springs

Now Alan wants a jet boat

November 29th 2007
I should have known it. The first time our Maori driver spins the jet boat around, Alan says, “I gotta get me one of these.” The wind whistles around the corner at Wanaka Springs Lodge this morning. Will we be able to take our jet boat ride today? While Lynn and Murray cook a breakfast of poached eggs, broiled tomatoes and mushrooms, we sit at the dining room table discussing our options ... 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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