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Week 23-25- New Zealand...saving the best until last!!!

June 13th 2013
On Sunday 19th May, we stepped off the plane into Auckland and from the word 'go', we quite literally found New Zealand to be an invigorating breath of fresh air. General living temperatures had dropped considerably for us and while everyone else voiced how sorry they were about this fact with faces of false concern and the ever-patronising "Ahhhhh, never mind", after five mo ... 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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