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Pongaroa Tavern

It was the centre of the small community. The locals were friendly enough but as is often the case it was hard to enter into much conversation with them - other than the usual about where I’d come from..
CYCLE TOUR - LONELINESS & ENDORPHIN ADDICTION

December 12th 2009
Nor westerly winds have been buffeting me for days - providing me with riding that has been at times exciting, frightening and simply pleasant. From Palmerston North I took something called the Pahiatua Track, which in fact is not a track but a perfectly good, steep but sealed road . On a high ridge, wind generators spun swiftly and a cold blast sent a chill through me and pushed the bike off its ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington Region » Featherston

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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