Originally posted on How I Killed Betty!: Taking the first steps outside of the aircraft and into the air, the heat and humidity lunged with full force into my body and lungs. A strange feeling of a pressurised osmosis raises my temperature within moments until there is simply clammy skin and a few damp tendrils…
On February 6, 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and is considered New Zealand’s founding document.
The Treaty is an agreement between Maori (Indigenous people of New Zealand), represented by many Rangatira (Chief/Leader) and the British Crown, represented by William Hobson.
Here’s a scenario for you.
It’s your wife’s birthday today. You wake up, the sun is shining, the birds are singing their daylight songs, your loving partner is gazing longingly into your eyes and the first thought in your head goes something like this: