Lush greens

What a great view from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. I love the lush greens and New Zealand has plenty of those! Did you know that NZ native trees don’t lose their leaves and stay green all year round? Must be really nice compared to the bare branches that we have in winter over here. But,Continue reading “Lush greens”

Waitangi Day

Today is Waitangi Day, named after the place the Waitangi Treaty was signed between the Māori and the British Empire in 1840. The treaty made New Zealand a part of the British Empire, guaranteed Māori rights to their land and gave Māori the rights of British subjects. I took this photo on the Waitangi Treaty GroundsContinue reading “Waitangi Day”

Going north

I only stayed in Auckland for one night. For me, there is no point hanging around in big cities when there is so much out there to see and enjoy! So I headed north, to Paihia. Four hours on the bus, travelling along winding roads. That sure is a huge difference with my flat, mountainlessContinue reading “Going north”