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Turangi

October 22nd 2010
Friday 22nd October: Well folks, we're developing a passion for wetsuits. Headed to Turangi to white water raft the Tongariro river. Oh my god, it was ace - we are so hard core. It took about 3 and a half hours and we travelled about 14 km. We went over rapids named "the Bitch" and "Pink Floyd" because it has a wall at the end! The scenery was stunning. At the start of the day I was reall ... 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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