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Mount Doom

Kia Ora from Smelly Rotorua

June 1st 2005
After one night in the party capital, Wellington, we headed up to the National Park to walk the famous Tongariro Crossing (that's Mount Doom, Mordor to all you LOTR fans). The eight hour walk up and around volcanoes was amazing but nearly killed me. I made lots of new friends though as I couldn't keep up with the people we started walking with and met more and more people as I dropped further an ... 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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