Farewell to Kiwi Land May 5th 2012 We are flying over the sunny Pacific Ocean as we write this last blog about our trip to New Zealand.
Following our previous post we made our way to the Bay of Islands - a very beautiful playground for the rich about 3 hours north of Auckland, on the east coast. Starting as one of the earliest areas to be settled by Europeans in New Zealand, it is steeped in history and is currently the residenc ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Central 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