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FRANZ JOSEF

ON THE GLACIER
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER

February 28th 2007
TRAVELLED DOWN COAST FROM HOKITIKA TO VISIT THE GLACIAL REGION. THE FIRST WAS FRANZ JOSEF A MASSIVE GLACIER STREACHING INTO THE MOUNTAIN. WENT FOR A FULL DAY GUIDED WALK ON IT, WAS AMAZING TO SEE. WE ALL HAD TO WEAR CRAMPONS AND WALK A SPECIAL ROUTE CUT OUT BY OUR GUIDE. ONE WRONG MOVE COULD OF SEEN US HURTLE DOWN ONE OF THE MANY DEEP CRAVESSES. ... 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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