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Waitangi day

Today marks Waitangi Day in New Zealand – the day The Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the Maori of New Zealand and the British Crown in 1840. The treaty itself, often a source of discussion and argument, is on occasion brought to a head on Waitangi day. For many, as well as recognising our history, Waitangi day may be viewed also as New Zealand Day – a day where we can (aside from those hard at work) relax and enjoy a day amongst friends. It was a beautiful and relaxing day, one made all the better with some watermelon and a bottle of L&P (world famous in New Zealand).

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