Waitangi Treaty and other Cultural Learning

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Well actually we were in the area but we didn't go into the official site of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds cos at $25 per adult and $10 per kid and $18 for every 'extra' activity such as viewing a historical video or learning how to weave flax we decided we could skip it and learn by observation anyway. Here are our observations so far:

It's totally fine to do dangerous stuff in NZ.

Diving from waterfalls is totally fine, leaping from trees into the water 20 metres below, also fine in fact why don't we bang in a few planks into the tree to make it easier for you to get a bit higher up.

Have a 6 year old kids who wants to hang from a zip line 15 metres up in the air?  - no worries - we'll just give him his own gear and let him go for it... just sign this little waiver form first bro.

Got long lawn? - no problem,  let me whipper snip that for you. In my bare feet.

Need to get somewhere on your bike? - don't have a helmet? Don't worry, neither does anyone else it seems. 

In fact it's funny how you don't notice how much safety stuff there is around the place (railings at waterfalls, signs telling you not to jump, rope swings removed from public places, people wearing helmets etc) until you go somewhere where you basically look after yourself. Which is fine and all - it just takes getting used to.

 If you think I'm sounding like someone who hasn't ever been overseas you're not far from the truth - it's been almost 10 years since Jon and I went on our honeymoon to Thailand. sigh.



Apologies Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Mud Pools Tuesday, 24 January 2012
MTB in Rotorua.. Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Zorbing Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Lake Okareka, Sweden Part II Tuesday, 24 January 2012
At least there is free wi-fi Friday, 20 January 2012
The Luge Friday, 20 January 2012
Coverage Thursday, 19 January 2012
Rotorua MTB Thursday, 19 January 2012
Lake Okareka, Sweden Thursday, 19 January 2012
Family Thursday, 19 January 2012
Land Sailing Thursday, 19 January 2012
Mt Maunganui Thursday, 19 January 2012
Injuries.. Tuesday, 17 January 2012
We love NZ Adventure Parks! Tuesday, 17 January 2012
River Paddling! Tuesday, 17 January 2012
(re)-Extreme Granny Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Lemon and Paeroa Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Our own kind.. Tuesday, 17 January 2012
NZ. Monday, 16 January 2012
Hot Water Beach Sunday, 15 January 2012
Sea Caves Sunday, 15 January 2012
NZ Tides Sunday, 15 January 2012
Moehau Multisport Saturday, 14 January 2012
Coromandel Peninsula Saturday, 14 January 2012
Soft Landings.. Saturday, 14 January 2012
Following On Thursday, 12 January 2012
Waitangi Treaty and other Cultural Learning Thursday, 12 January 2012
Wet Day Thursday, 12 January 2012
more more more.. Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Adventure Forest Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Slow Progress.. Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Scenery Monday, 9 January 2012
Dreams do come true! Monday, 9 January 2012