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Aoife and Ali in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens
Grubs, Tramping, fush and chups... Sweet as!

March 5th 2008
When the clouds parted to reveal snow topped peaks and large alpine mountain ranges out the window of the plane, I was smitten. I'll start at the beginning, when we land in Christchurch. My love affair with New Zealand is still in the early dizzy phase, so sorry if I get oogley-eyed or gush at points, I'll try to keep my emotions in check for all of our sakes. We were zonked and our hostel w ... 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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