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Ringing in 2007 21 Hours Before Seattle!

December 31st 2006
Auckland is not the place to spend New Year's Eve. Everyone goes on vacation to the beach, the city is like a ghost town! Many businesses and restaurants are closed for an entire two week period at the holidays. We should have planned to be in Sydney for New Year's - oh well. In Auckland, we stayed at the SkyCity Hotel right next to the Sky Tower. Picture the Stratosphere in Las Vegas and you ... 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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