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Buried Village

Volcanic Plateau

November 4th 2010
This morning we awoke early as we had an early ‘visit from home’ with the arrival of the Oriana, whose home port is Southampton sailing right past our motorhome at the foot of Mount Maunganui. The ship was passing as we looked out of the windows from our comfortable bed at 7.30 pm, no doubt Mount Maunganui will be crowded today, it was so peaceful yesterday so glad we are moving on. Before w ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Central Plateau

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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