Surprise..........quick trip across the ditch (Part 1) December 25th 2009 This trip had one purpose - to surprise my Dad in Auckland for his 80th birthday on Christmas Day. The highlights of the rest of the trip were simply a bonus and a perfect way to finish off 2009 on a high.
I believe this was my fourth trip to New Zealand - and there is still so much to see that I have no doubt I will be there again soon.
During my last trip in 2005, I discovered the fruit, ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland 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