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At this point Helen would usually slip in, but she stayed dry!
Kiwifruit capital of the world.

March 20th 2008
After leaving Rotoura we headed up to the bay of plenty to a town called Whakatane (Wh in Maori is pronounced as an F) to alight on boat trip to the White Island or Whakaari. It is NZ’s most active volcano and its only marine volcano. The volcano is about 50km off shore so it took a few hours to reach the island. On route we saw a flying fish (our first ever) which we thought was totally weird! ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Coromandel

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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