5 million people.......50 million sheep..... March 12th 2008 Hello folks!
Well, we've travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand in the past three weeks - starting off in Christchurch on the South Island and finishing up in Auckland on the North Island. We travelled over 3000 miles in "Queenie" our trusty campervan and what an experience! This country has some truly spectacular scenery with lakes, mountains, raging rivers, fiords and the odd active ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand 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