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Milford Keeves  

Milford Keeves

What's Wrong with New Zealand?

January 8th 2013
I can’t remember whether I was coming or going, or where indeed that somewhere might have been. I’m not even sure if this particular conversation occurred before or after The Lord of the Rings had cast its spells over us all. I do remember I was stood on an Underground platform somewhere beneath the streets of London, with a backpack slung over my shoulder when a man in a suit made eye contact ... 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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10th January 2013
Milford Keeves

perhaps LOTR has made people's expectations a little too high? the photos are lovely, as always. x
10th January 2013
Milford Keeves

New Zealand exceeded my expectations.
Although we have all seen them, we are not especially fanatical about Lord of The Rings. I remember we were pit-stopping at Subway on the North Island and I looked out the window at a Mountain...I checked the guidebook to discover its name and stated to my disinterested bunch "I think that's Mount Doom over there" ... no response. Though I can do a pretty good impression of Gollum which my kids particularly dislike;-)

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