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Aspiring to Westland: When it rains, we pour

April 23rd 2007
In our previous blog entry, it was impossible to describe Doubtful Sound: the usual adjectives (looming...; majestic...; towering...; mystical...) all seemed cheesy when applied to what we saw there on an overnight boatride. And it was a bit tough to point our van away from Fjordland too-- but we had only ten days to go and a vast chunk of the South Island yet to explore. The next two days wer ... 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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