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Swappa Crate

In the U.S., if you return your bottles, you receive compensation--minimal compensation (i.e. $.05 in California, $.10 in Michigan). However, New Zealand has a program called "Swappa Crate" whereby you purchase a 12-pack of 40oz beers in a crate. Upon consumption of the beverages, you return/swappa the crate for a new crate full of 40oz. A regular crate costs $40NZ, however, a swaped crate only costs $24NZ---thus, you can buy 12 40oz at$2NZ/bottle. Converted to U.S.--we are buying 40oz at $1.35. Hilarious! Its like you are losing money by not participating in the "Swappa Crate" program. Tim and Adam are posing by our "Swappa Crate."
Antarctica Center and White Water Rafting

February 23rd 2007
Greetings all. Well, I have hit the ground running in New Zealand! This past week I went to the Antarctic Center and went white water rafting down the Rangitata River. Christchurch is also called “The Gateway to the Antarctic” as it is the central hub in which to leave for Antarctica. North American, Australia, New Zealand and other Asia-Pacific countries fly into Christchurch to r ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch

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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