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Franz Josef Glacier

The Day Hike!
Glaciers They're Just Fecking Great!

June 20th 2006
Franz Josef! not the Austrian archduke but one of NZ's most famous landmarks, a Glacier in the Wetstlands National Park. Its one of only three that descend from the mountains into temperate rainforest, now I've seen all of them Puerto Moreno, Franz Josef and Fox. We arrived on the Stray Bus from Barrytown mid-avo. First thing we noticed where majestic views and just how damn cold it was. The to ... 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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