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After shot of the Aratita rapids  
   

After shot of the Aratita rapids

They open the dam three to four times a day and this causes the waterflow.
North Island

March 16th 2008
We stayed in a hostel in Wellington for two nights just to get a shower and wash our clothes. We’d been camping for nearly 2 weeks straight without a shower. Saying we were dirty was an understatement even if we had washed ourselves in the lakes on the South Island.  Wellington was a really nice city with cute little squares, parks and their National museum, Te Papa was well worth a visit. ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island

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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