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Dolphins at play

Some of 30 bottle nose dolphins we came across on our boat trip
Around the Bay of Islands: March 16 - 22

March 22nd 2007
After some cloudy days on winding, narrow roads, we rejoiced to settle into our second timeshare week, this one at Paihia, "the gateway" to the lovely northern coastal area noted for sparkling sea and deserted islands. Various Kiwis have warned us that Paihia is "touristy." Well, it is, by NZ standards. But New Zealanders just don't know how to truly junk up the natural world with crass commercia ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Paihia

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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