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Bay of Islands- Paihia and Russell

December 11th 2010
From Auckland we jumped aboard the giant green Kiwi Experience bus which we had booked in advance for much of our traveling around NZ. Our first destination was 3 hours north bound into the Bay of Islands where the first European settlers arrived into the country. With around 144 islands there was plenty to see and the weather was amazing for our entire stay. We initially stayed in Paihia for thre ... 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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