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Poor Knights Islands

Tuatara's can live over 60 years. They have a third eye on their head that absorbs light for vitamins. A reptile who is part of a group that was long thought extinct, The Tuatara's other relatives died out over 60 million years ago.
4 Days of March in the North Island, New Zealand Photography

March 6th 2006
March 6- I arrived at 6am after the 13 hour flight, feeling good. My muscle relaxant worked and the neck pillow was crucial to my 6 hours of sleep! I drove to downtown New Zealand. The airport is nice, and customs was suprisingly efficient, cordial, intuitive and easy. First was the passport stamper, the then drug sinffing beagle and friendly kiwi handlers, and then the agricultural inspections. ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island

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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