Pistes, Penguins & Pies - NZ South Island August 27th 2008 Hola Nueva Zealanda! Only there is no need for Spanish anymore which feels a bit weird. At the airport in Auckland we both continued to say hola, gracias, ciao and numerous other Spanish words which escaped our mouths before we could realise our mistake. Just reflexes left over from six months in a hispanic mindset and this took a few days to wear off. South America we miss you!
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island 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