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Marae Campsite

This marae used to be the local school house. When the Department of Education closed the school, they took the land too. The local Maori tribes struggled for 20 years to get the land back and now it is used as a meeting house and campsite.
Here Today, Gone To-Marae

March 21st 2008
With the Easter Holidays fast approaching, everyone in Auckland seemed to be buzzing with anticipation of a long weekend away. The weather forecast promised blue skies and hot, hot sun - a complete contrast to UK Bank Holiday weather - and the opportunity to escape the city and take the new car for a long run was just too good to resist. Alas our plans were almost scuppered when Glynn came down wi ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands

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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