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The braided Rakaia River after the bridge and gorge  
   

The braided Rakaia River after the bridge and gorge

The Penultimate Leg of the Grand Tour - Lake Tekapo to Christchurch

May 11th 2021
The weather forecast today for Lake Tekapo is ominous with snow predicted down to 600 metres and Tekapo township sits at around 700 metres. So the thought that there could be driving difficulties through Burkes Pass, also at 700 metres, was at the front of our mind as we started to pack up and get ready to hit the road. We filled the Corolla at the local Challenge petrol station which had us st ... 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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