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Ferry Ride

On the fast ferry en route to Russell from Paihia on Day 1.
Rain, rain, go away

March 28th 2007
Geo: -34.9921, 173.531Hello all. We're on day 3 of our excursion and have viewed dolphins in the Bay of Islands, photographed Haruru Falls near Paihia, walked in our stocking feet around the Maori Waitangi Treaty Grounds building full of fierce statue carvings, and sipped hot cocoa on the shelled beach of Urupukapuka Island of Zane Grey fame. We have done a lot, all despite torrential rain ... 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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