Surprise family get-together for Mum's birthday December 16th 2011 Gina did an awesome job organising for the whole family to be together for a beach holiday in Whangamata and for Christmas in Hunua. And we finally got to meet our gorgeous new nephews, Ezra and Ashton!
It had been in the planning since early 2011 and on 16 December we flew out to NZ and said "surpriiise" as we arrived at Whangamata that afternoon. Our lovely house was literally 20 seconds fro ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangamata 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