It's Waitangi Day today (Thurs NZ time). The day commemorates the signing of The Treaty of Waitangi (1840) between Maori tribes and the representatives of Queen Victoria. It's our national day. The Treaty is the country's most treasured possession.
Oh, yesterday, I got a lovely card from the people who own The Cottage in Eketahuna where I stayed last month - and where I ruined their bedside lamp.
Well, they managed to fix the lamp, and they returned the money that I left behind for them to buy a new one. What nice folk!
Here's some more pix of The Cottage, Eketahuna.