Staring down the barrel of Cyclone Gabrielle..... February 13th 2023 "Staring down the barrel of Cyclone Gabrielle"….
These slightly overdramatic words are being quoted in the news bulletins as we all await the arrival of Cyclone Gabrielle. Having never awaited the arrival of a cyclone before we are wondering what exactly we should be doing. According to the Mayor of Auckland we need a grab bag and an evacuation plan. We think that our rucksacks could probably d ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Turangi 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