NZ Trip 2006. Part 1 - Auckland April 15th 2006 Arrived in NZ - Finally !
After a marathon 24 hours travelling from Edinburgh via Heathrow and a 3 hour "rest" in Hong Kong airport we finally made it to the other side of the planet and our first port of call, Auckland. For those of you who have not attempted 2 x 12 hour flights more or less back to back, let me tell you it is NOT to be recommended. Torture !
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland 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