South Island - Part 1 March 4th 2011 Suzanne here...
Since leaving Christchurch, we've heard about the earthquake which left such devastation and took so many lives. We were stunned to see places we'd visted now reduced to rubble. We're so very sad for all the people caught up in it, and wishing them love.
We picked up our little hire car - a Daihatsu Sirion - from Jucy then headed back to the Riccarton Mall. It seemed to t ... read more
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