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What is left of the Bettjetman homestead, the last family to leave the valley in 1942 having lived there from 1917. they did not want to leave but were forced to by the government of the day  
   

What is left of the Bettjetman homestead, the last family to leave the valley in 1942 having lived there from 1917. they did not want to leave but were forced to by the government of the day

Cycling from the Mountain to the Sea in New Zealand

February 26th 2015
One by one we arrived at Station Lodge in Ohakune, a small town in Tongariro National Park in the centre of New Zealand's North Island, the evening before the start of our five day Mountain to Sea cycle ride. Station Lodge, where we had booked to stay for two nights, has a variety of accommodation for all pockets from an old station house that has dorms, single rooms all with shared facilities to ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whanganui National Park

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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