Bay of Islands - Travel Blog or Food Blog? February 21st 2017 Bay of Islands 16th March
Day 2 Paihia & Waitangi
The birthplace of NZ, Waitangi inhabits a complex place in the Nations minds.
Demonstrated by a mixture of celebration and apathy that accompanies the nations birthday on Waitangi Day On February 6th. The long awaited Treaty was signed here between the Maori Chiefs and the British Crown, establishing British sovereignty depending ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Paihia 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