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Wellington Civic Square

Patriotic and green New Zealand? (Wellington, North Island, New Zealand)

January 22nd 2010
(Day 658 on the road) Wellington, capital of New Zealand. 350.000 people (4,5%!o(MISSING)f New Zealand's total), a relaxed inner city and an atmospheric setting right by the ocean. After my wet hike around Mt. Taranaki I was looking forward to some creature comforts and to meet up with an old travel friend of mine, Harriet, who now lives and works in Wellington. Harriet and I had first met in Chin ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Wellington

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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