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Autumn Colors, Earthquakes, and Pizza Cravings

March 29th 2010
Greetings everyone!! Highlights from the past couple of weeks in good ol' Queenstown include: 1. A bizarre combination of a severe thunderstorm and an earthquake. What is even stranger is that earthquakes are far more common here than thunderstorms! NZ gets over 100 earthquakes a year strong enough to be felt, but only a handful of lightning and thunder. To experience both of them at the s ... 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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