Travel Blogs from Wanaka
Today we sad a sad farewell to Lake Tekapo. We arrived in sunny cold days with blue skies, and leave it with grey cloudy skies and snow as far as the eye can see.
The boys were keen to get into the snow and try to make a snow man. Unfortunately the blanket of snow was only about 5cm. Not to worry, Luke succeeded in making his first …
The wind must have changed direction because Jim & I were woken early by the pesky sandflies. They were all over us, so the morning sport was "squash the sandfly". What a pain they are. We drove down to Glenorchy (so many Scottish sounding places), had a good walk around the lagoon where there were lots of black swans. …
... Sails restaurant in Hawea, of course. Took some photos of some jokes that were on the wall at the restaurant......loved the Lone Rainger joke. We drove through the town, to John's Creek where we stopped by the lake to do some skimming of flat stones, and to collect some stones for Clare and Byron's 'stone' visitors book.....hopefully when we next come back lots of people who visit their house would have signed stones. Clare ...
... we finished playing at the park we went to my aunty Anna's café. All of the kids had smoothies. At eleven o'clock my aunty and uncle and my cousin Mia, came down to the park. Isla and Ruby went home with their dad for there afternoon sleep and so Kaya, Mia and I chased the ducks. After we had finished everyone went back to the café for lunch. I had a very good first day. ...
... between the English and Maori translations, which led to many debates as to exactly what had been agreed. The Maori treated it as a Sacred Pact, but the Pakeha (Maori name for New Zealanders of European decent) ignored it until early in the twentieth century when more Pakeha began to see the Treaty as the Nations Founding document. The Treaty of Whitangi Act 1975 enabled the treaty to ...
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