Here Comes Christmas. December 19th 2009 It's hard to believe that Christmas Day is less than a week away.
The New Zealand people certainly don't put the effort into decorating like we do back home. Christmas tree lots, lit up houses and decorations are few and far between. But I guess without snow around, nothing looks quite as nice, so they concentrate more of their time on things like 5-day cricket matches, and bungee jumping.
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Oceania » New Zealand » North Island 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