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A dozen Bluff oysters at The Bealey,Christchurch  

A dozen Bluff oysters at The Bealey,Christchurch

The 50th Anniversary Top of the South Tour Departs

March 8th 2022
I was mulling over what to call this blog given that our travels over next 3 weeks are not set up like the usual BBA(Benvie Budget Adventure) and nor are we overseas somewhere exotic to New Zealand, where the earlier BBA blogs have all been set. So as we have just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and we are going to be taking in the sights of the top of the South Island, New Z ... 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
8th March 2022

Snow in summer?
Good to see this blog started up again. Did your glasses fog up in the plane....we saw no snow from the big windows of the Chateau on Sunday.... though I guess you saw the tops of them truly from above. Looking forward to the next instalment!
13th March 2022

Plane ride south
Just a bit of snow on top of Ruapehu and then of course in the far distance on Southern Alps.

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