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Mark and the Kea get friendly  
   

Mark and the Kea get friendly

East to West coast and down......

December 18th 2008
Well after an easy 3 hour flight from Sydney we arrived and picked up our hire car. The afternoon was overcast but we decided to take a drive out of town and get the gondola at the base of the Port Hills up to mount Cavendish which still showed great views over Christchurch and the volcanic outcrops of the Banks Penninsular. We could even see New Brighton peer in the distance. Good chips at the to ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Arthur's Pass National Park

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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