Aomotu Lodge

6 Ashby Street, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Russell

Day 14 - Russell

A travel blog entry by kennylyons on Sep 20, 2014

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... with to old guys about my age about politics and politicians and how they are all money grabbing buggers who should be shot, or something like that before returning to the hotel for the three S's. After I'd shaved and showered I dressed for the wedding.

As Sunisa and I walk out to the car it was still raining and blowing a gale but by the time we got to the church ...

Day 68 Russell

A travel blog entry by dewdsontour on Mar 24, 2014

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... us some good "tucker" when we returned to the ship. The winds are light but Captain Rob ordered the sails to be raised and next thing first mate Dewd (mrs) knows she is climbing the rigging with the turquoise blue sea rushing past below her! If that isn't brave enough I then get sent out on the bow split, follow by the other Dewd and find myself doing a "Kate Winslett", but a happier outcome to this ...

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A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout on Feb 28, 2014

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... to KeriKeri and were there in no time . It is fairly touristy so we did a whistle stop tour, stopping at the "World Famous" chocolate factory and the oldest stone building in N Z
Headed South . Just before Paihai is the Waitangi treaty ground ,which you could say is the birth place of the " modern " NZ .there is however a lot of contention over the treaty that was signed here as there were two different versions one in English and the other in ...

Day 26 Paihia

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue on Feb 18, 2014

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... accepting the British as guests to coexist together. I don't know if it was intentional but our Maori guide pronounced contract as con trick. Very informative and although the guide was a bit biased, it gives a flavour of the way the Maoris were thinking at the time and the confusion caused by written documents or con tricks! Fabulous show inside the Marae but the Maoris insisted it was not so much a show but an illustration of Maori philosophy - ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by simoncole on Feb 08, 2014

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... it was first signed and learned a lot about it. The treaty was drafted in English and translated into Maori. The guy who translated it knew very well that no Maori chief would agree to it and he was instructed to come up with a version they would agree to. Hence the English and Maori versions differed significantly. Negotiations ...

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