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The Haka

All Black Auckland

August 22nd 2006
We've had a hectic, touristy kind of week in the North Island. I'll leave Nicky to tell you about the rugby - I enjoyed waving my black "blow up" hand around. We finally succumbed to a Lord of the Rings trip and visited Hobbiton, which was actually better than I expected despite warnings that there was little left to see. And with a return to city life we spent Tuesday indulging our desire for c ... 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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