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First day in Kiwi land

August 9th 2010
First day in New Zealand draws to a close. Nomad Backpackers turned out to be a giant party place on Saturday night - but the party didn’t even start until midnight. I arrived at 6:30pm local time. By the time I had dealt with arrival procedures, including having my shoes removed and disinfected for twenty minutes - not because my feet are smelly, silly, but because of my previous day’s visit ... 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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