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I'm on a volcano!

September 7th 2011
Up until today, I'd only ever seen White Island from the Bay of Plenty. Since I'm staying so close to where the White Island Tours launch from, I decided to splurge and book myself in. I wasn't disappointed. Just as morning tea was being served on the boat trip out to the island, whales were spotted nearby. The boat swung around and we spent about fifteen minutes watching a pod of orc ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Plenty » White Island

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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