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Farewell Spit

The North of the South...

November 9th 2008
Our ferry crossing to the South Island lived up to all expectations and gave us a beautiful journey along the Cook Strait and our first view of some of the South Islands famous Sounds (sea inlets). It was nearly a completely smooth crossing so enabled us to keep down the delightful(!!??) cooked breakfasts we had treated ourselves to onboard. We'd decided to head straight on down to Kaikoura so ... 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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