White Island Emergency procedure - Run Like Hell February 25th 2007 Part 6 23/02/07 - 24/02/07 Geo-thermic lands.
We detoured an hour and a half each way from Rotorua to Whakatane in order to nip across to White island, an active volcanic island 50km of the coast. We flew right over the island crater and then landed amongst the bubbling pools on one of the only small sections of hard stable ground. Our helicopter pilot and guide gave us strict instructions to fol ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Rotorua 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