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couldn't resist putting the camera on timer for this.
gold in them there hills

February 25th 2008
well, we're well inland from Greymouth, at a lovely little town called Reefton, famous for being the first town in NZ to have electric lights. Its in a spectacular setting, surrounded by mountains and rivers, and last night I took a chair outside and watched the sun go down over the hills. Tonight its a bit cloudier, so maybe not. Anyway, all the hills round here are riddled with gold and coal min ... 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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