Leaving New Friends February 27th 2009 The day had come to leave Kate and Mike behind, our new best buddies, in Christchurch as Em and I were making our way back up to Kaikoura just for the night before getting the ferry across to the North Island. We were both really excited about seeing the contrast between the North Island and South Island and going to some proper cities!
We left at 7:15 from Christchurch, stopping once for a coff ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Kaikoura 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