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May 25th 2012
Published: May 25th 2012
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Northland: Paihia- Maori meaning place of many pas (hill forts). Once there were many tribal wars. Every time blood was spilt, the tribes left the pa to find another. While built for defence, the main function of most pā was for the safe storage of food in pits, especially kumara, a sweet potato. They would dry out the kumara and bury it, then as they travelled they could always source food. Thes... Read Full Entry



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Hole in the rock

natural erosion creates the hole
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Made from one tree!
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Vintage railway

Gabriel the engine
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Hundertwasser's boat

He used it as a floating art gallery!
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Climbing the hill
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Do you know what- they look like bird poo inside but taste great!!



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