Where do we start? March 9th 2007 Well, we arrived safely in New Zealand, and having now received a sufficient amoubt of email abuse about the lack of blogs, we have finally been able to tear ourselves away from the fantastic scenery and write one!
Unlike Australian customs, New Zealand was a doddle, and allowed us through, tent and all without a hitch. We grabbed a coffee and collected our thoughts and caught a bus into the cen ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Christchurch 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