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On the road to Franz Josef 20170414_011258_EDIT

On the road to Franz Josef

April 14th 2017
After arriving in Greymouth, we picked up our new rental car and stopped for lunch. We hoped that by delaying our drive, some of the rain would move South and we'd have a more pleasant drive. It worked - for a time. Along the route to Franz Josef and the Rainforest Retreat where we would spend the evening, we stopped in Shantytown, Hokitika, and the old gold panning town of Ross. Michelle even tri ... 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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