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Wellington - Napier - Tongariro Crossing

May 4th 2009
30th April 2009 Think rain, coldness and a 4.20am start. That was us, and Nev, this morning...and the start of our adventure over to the North Island. We had booked our ferry crossing the day we had arrived in NZ, planning to catch the best sunrise of our trip as we crossed the Cook Strait heading for Wellington. At the time it was the perfect plan, but we hadn't factored in any rain (which was k ... 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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