New Zealand Sentimental Journey October 17th 2009 Hello again on a damp, but promising Sunday morning. We have returned once more to our home base in Te Aroha.
We went to visit our friends on the Coromandel Peninsula beside the Firth of Thames. How often do you get to say Firth of anything in this life? It was very rainy on Thursday when we drove up, so we stayed inside for most of the day. Cliff and his two handicapped children live on a be ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Te Aroha 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