First Taste of the South Island February 28th 2012 We are coming to the end of our second week in New Zealand and now are beginning our tour of the South Island. Leaving the North Island, we spent a day in Wellington and now know why they call it ‘windy Welly’ – wind gusting to 100 km/hr rocked our van throughout the night. The Te Papa Museum of NZ in Wellington was superb and free! Canada should take a lesson.
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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Motueka 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