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Timaru proudly announces that it is completely behind  
   

Timaru proudly announces that it is completely behind

this sign was taken down a couple of weeks after I posted this entry. It had been there for ages before that. Just a coincidence??
Stewart Island trip: day one

December 26th 2006
It is the day after Christmas, and Robyn and I are heading south to Stewart Island, the lesser of New Zealand's three main islands, in search of birds. It is our first time there. The plan for day one (Tuesday) is travel from Christchurch to Dunedin, then on to Stewart Island the next day, and back up to Christchurch on Sunday. The first stop on the road trip was the mighty metropolis of Timaru. ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Canterbury Plains

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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