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Sheep on Urupukapaka Island  
   

Sheep on Urupukapaka Island

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

February 17th 2008
After an overnight cruise from Auckland, we awoke to find ourselves in Paihia Harbour which is close to Waitangi, the site of an historic treaty between Britain and the local Mãori people which was signed in 1840. The scenery was stunning and not too dissimilar to Falmouth Harbour in that it is a drowned river estuary. A three-hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands e ... 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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