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juvenile Stewart Island robin (Petroica australis rakiurae)  
   

juvenile Stewart Island robin (Petroica australis rakiurae)

Stewart Island trip: days 3 and 4

December 29th 2006
Today we walked to Acker's Point, site of Stewart Island's lighthouse and supposedly a good vantage point for spotting seabirds. Except today. The walk was nice enough, along the shoreline road in the drizzle, up and down hills and through scrubby bush in the drizzle, with kaka screeching from the treetops, fur seals lolling on the rocks and a solitary goat standing silently watching us pass. The ... 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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