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A Flying Visit to Wellington

January 28th 1990
Wellington is not as big as Auckland but it is New Zealand's political capital. Similar to Canberra and Sydney, or Washington and New York. Wellington was a lot more picturesque than Canberra! There were various scenic looking houses dotted over the hills, in a setting by the sea. It reminded me of some of the places in Northern England, say like Whitby, and the horrendous weather only helped to e ... read more
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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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