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The Islands from the sky

The Northern tip of New Zealand

December 24th 2008
Merry Christmas one and all, Today is Christmas Eve and I'm feeling a bit Christmassy with all the songs on the radio etc but its not quite the same if your not wrapped up in a winter scarf and jacket! Since the last entry I've taken the coach up to the most northerly point of New Zealand called Cape Regina, which was a fantastic experience with awesome views. The tour guide was telling us s ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Paihia

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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