Merry christmas from the upside down folk! December 24th 2006 Greetings from the South Island!
Shortly after writing the last entry, we rang the Ferry that travels between the North and South islands to book our slot for 21st December. I think everyone in New Zealand is planning Christmas in the South as the only slot available was the following day at 8am, or 27th December. We booked the 8am slot on the 19th, and then raced from Waitomo all the way down to ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Wanaka 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