Home October 3rd 2011 After six wonderful months of exploring parts of the world we have only read about, today we finally headed home. Back in April it was a really exciting feeling as we buckled ourselves into our seats at the start of our adventure. Today the excitement was for a different reason, we were going home. We needed the alarm today to wake us in time to prepare for our 6:50 am flight.
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Woodend 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