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Paihia Beach

A Canadian in New Zealand - Day 8 - Bay of Islands, Paihia, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Haruru Falls

April 7th 2016
Left Whangerei this morning heading north about an hour to the start of the Bay of Islands; specifically Paihia, a small resort town and the gateway to the various activities of the North. Spent the morning just strolling the small town centre and viewing the harbour and small beaches. A bustling place full of tourists. In the afternoon I headed to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the most important h ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Paihia

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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