Southisland Whirlwind July 22nd 2006 So now that I am back home, time to write a bit about the south island. When I left off, we were on the ferry from the North Island to the South Island. Once driving off of the ferry, it was time to point the trusty Britz on to the Marburg wine areas. Stopped in at Nautilus winery and got some killer Pecorino sheep cheese and a bottle of Chardonnay that miraculously made it back home with me.
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Oceania » New Zealand » South 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