The White House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... blue it might have lifted the sombre mood as we got off the boat, in Russell this time, but with free ferry tickets to take us back to Paihia.
What a cute little town/village. Of course anything ‘museumy’ was either closed or just about to close. Luckily Pompallier http://www.heritage.org.nz/places/place s-to-visit/northland-region/pompallier was still open for another 30 minutes so we paid our bucks and ...
... stores equivalent of Coles and woollies....Paihia store is only a corner store. After exhausting Kerikeri (pronounced kedikedi by locals), we drove back to Waitangi and visited the Treaty House. The treaty of Waitangi was first signed in 6 February 1840. James Busby came from UK at Maori request to bring peace to the land. The treaty took 5 hours to negotiate and was signed by many Maori chiefs as well as British chiefs! It really was a ...
... br> Back home for quick gear change then off to the very quaint winery a few Ks away. Gorgeous setting and nice way to end the day and trip.
All the boys went for a boogie sesh and then Mellow dinner and TV before bed. Very nice day.
Sat Mar 22
Morning walk with L. She bought her jade. Pack up and drop rod off at I-site.
Quick stop in Whangarei for 20 minute boardwalk ...
... visitor center and the former residence of James Busby, who arrived in 1832, having been appointed to protect British commerce and to put an end to the brutalities of whaling captains against the Maori. Even though he had neither the authority or force of arms to enforce peace, he gained the confidence of the Maori as he also involved himself in settling disputes between Maori tribes.
The Busby residence is known as the Treaty House, as ...