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They call this an access road!!  

They call this an access road!!

By gum, what's this about!

March 12th 2008
Having seen "gum digger holes" earlier in our trip, our quest was to find out more about them. The opportunity came when we visited Waipoua Forest, to see "Tane Mahuta" the largest known Kauri tree in the world. It's said to be 2,000 years old. The photo we took did not do it justice as we weren't able to get too close to it, for fear of damaging it's roots. But take our word for it, it ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Matakohe

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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