Aotearoa/New Zealand January 7th 2011 Kia Ora, hello in Maori from Aotearoa "the land of the long white cloud" Maori for New Zealand. We had only 44 days to explore in our Explore More Campervan the North then by ferry to the South islands. As usual its been a bit of a rush although we tried to prolong our stops sometimes to 4 days to give us a chance to really feel culture. What we discovered was that on the map distances were not fa ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Mangere 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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Scottish and on a sabbatical with my wife Lynn for one year, we are in Thailand now and will be in China next stop for two months.My wife is a Midwife and I am Ranger/Ski Teacher(snow),we are in our 40's and have a son called Jamie who works offshore.... full info