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so we sat on a bench  
   

so we sat on a bench

nearly whale watching

March 3rd 2008
We came here because its THE place to see whales, but unfortunately, the wind is from the wrong quarter, and the sea is too rough to take tourists out. So we spent yesterday on the beach in glorious sunshine, and today booking the next batch of hostels in pouring rain (but luckily we could stay indoors for that). We've been to a couple of fur seal colonies - today the young ones were playing in a ... 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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