Whale Watching and Christchurch November 1st 2009 Hey All,
We had booked a whale watching trip at Kaikoura so Sunday morning we were up early to pick up the rental car. Kaikoura is about 150km north of Christchurch. Stopped for breakfast before we really hit the road though, Russ was siked about getting a full english. The driving is just like in the UK although Russ did all the driving and as usual I acted as navigator.
The drive there ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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