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New Zealand

May 9th 2011
Kia Ora from New Zealand eh! We are in Lake Taupo for a few days eh so we have time to update you on where we've been so far. After we picked the van up we travelled west from Christchurch across Arthur's pass National Park then on to Franz Joseph. Arthurs pass was beautiful and for much of the journey we were the only van on the road. We met the cheeky Kia birds but didn't stop lo ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch

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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