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Another long road trip - Franz Josef to Queenstown, with stops along the way 20170414_205220_EDIT

Another long road trip - Franz Josef to Queenstown, with stops along the way

April 15th 2017
Today we awoke to (wait for it...) misty rain. The remnants of the cyclone were still being felt across the South island, and we prayed that on this day before Easter, we would start to see a break in the weather. Even with the rain and mist, we made the most of our time. We decided to see if we could view the Franz Josef glacier (no luck seeing the ice), and Lake Matheson (no luck again), before ... 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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