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Along the spit from the lighthouse  
   

Along the spit from the lighthouse

“Farewell” said Captain Cook in 1770, and the name stuck

March 17th 2011
March 16th - 17th 2011 We seem to have formed a habit or custom over the years that each year someone has a birthday or an anniversary or some important date somewhere different or special. Whether we are overseas (I had a great birthday in a hurricane in Cuba one year) or in New Zealand, we make an effort to ensure that day is one to remember. Sometimes its just a tour somewhere inter ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Golden Bay

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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