First Capital of NZ

It is not a well known fact, but the little town of Russell was indeed the very first capital of New Zealand. With this in mind, it then makes sense that the founding constitutional document of this country was signed just across the waters at Waitangi. The capital was later moved southwards to Auckland andContinue reading “First Capital of NZ”

Paihia ferry to Russell

It was early on Saturday morning, the 10th of December 2011 that we found ourselves sitting in a rocky boat. It was funny, or perhaps irony. As I had moments earlier boasted that I do not get sea sick. But that of course was based on my sea going experience being limited to large vessels.Continue reading “Paihia ferry to Russell”