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Day 203-205: Tongariro NP to Wanganui to Wellington, New Zealand

August 19th 2009
Monday, August 17th Our necks and shoulders were painfully stiff from the strange exercise we got, so painful in fact, that it actually woke us during the night. The morning was miserable, with freezing rain falling at a 45 degree angle. We made flapjacks with syrup and cheese for breakfast, packed the van and headed of to see what things looked like at Torua. We both felt ready to move on. The gy ... 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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