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Whales, dolpins, seals and a giant albatross

December 28th 2011
This morning we went whale watching. We were slightly unnerved when we turned up to find a ‘seasickness warning’ against our trip. It was quite choppy out at sea, with waves of around 2 metres, but it was made worse by the fact that we were required to stay in our seats indoors until we got to the place where the whales had been sighted. Needless to say that it wasn’t long before some people ... 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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