Nelson Bits and Pieces September 1st 2012 Ann here. After some rainy days we have a few days of brilliant sun. The view from our house is changing as all the trees are beginning to bud. You can almost see the leaves popping out. We took a long hike yesterday up the Maitai river. John has kept you up to date on activities, I will just add a few observations.
New Zealand is Aotearora: land of the long white cloud, so named ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson 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