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Ferry across the Cook Strait

Farewell to Reg

November 4th 2005
After saying goodbye to Reg, we jumped on the ferry, off to the southern 'party' island. We arrived in Picton at around 4, after gliding across the Cook Straight, though the Marborough Sounds. Our South Island steed was a little younger and classier than Reg and so we christened him Walter, which seemed to us to fit like the proverbial glove; his windscreen is chipped and cracked like mad though ... 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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