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Meeting People and Getting Caught in the Rain Photo 8

Meeting People and Getting Caught in the Rain

May 16th 2010
I went on the coastal walk on the 12th on both the mainland side from Paihia to Opua (about a 5 km hike) and across the car ferry to the Russell side (about 11 km out of town in Okiato). I tagged along with another backpacker named Penny who wanted to do the trail as well, the hike was great on the Paihia side, a lot of beach and a some nice semi-tropical forest. The weather was alright at first, ... 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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