Penguins, Dolphins, Mountains and Old Boots November 26th 2005 Since Gem's parents Pete & Gee left us on Sunday 6 Nov, we've had three weeks in the South Island and spent the time taking in the wildlife and doing some serious tramping.
We drove down the coast from Christchurch and stopped at Oamuru for a night to see the famous penguin colony there. We were lucky to see a yellow-crested penguin on a beach first, then saw nearly 200 blue penguins waddle up ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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