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Brian in the Rainy Forest

Day 3 - Still Headed North

November 8th 2007
I should have named this entry “Still raining”. We haven’t seen the sun in 4-5 days and Brian is starting to freak out. Chris was our tour guide and a very cool guy. We had a long discussion of New Zealand politics and their stance of nuclear programs at lunch. Our first stop was an ancient Kauri forest and it was pouring. Short shop. After stopping about 10 times for bathrooms (lots o ... 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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