Mangonui, 90mile Beach and Cape Reinga! December 29th 2008 Hola!!!
As much as I was dreading Christmas as I thought id be in the way a bit at Esthers family and thought id be homesick, it was actually really nice and we had a really good time together! Esthers dad picked Steve, Esther, Esthers sister Ria and me up on the morning of the 23rd - the drive took about 4 hours and was really lovely as the scenery was really pretty but unfortunately it starte ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Northland » Cape Reinga 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