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Today is Waitangi Day, one of New Zealand’s national holidays, so I have some New Zealand cards to share with you.

UNESCO-tongariro-kiwi

First is this view of Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, one of New Zealand’s UNESCO sites. The sign warns of kiwi birds, a flightless bird endemic to New Zealand and one of the country’s national symbols.

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And second, a map for my national maps collection. New Zealand has two main islands: the smaller but more populated North Island, and the larger but more remote South Island.

Both of these cards came from Amy in Wellington, via the Postcrossing forum. She used this stamp on the envelope:

NEW-ZEALAND-lake

The stamp shows Lake Rotorua.

As I mentioned, today is Waitangi Day, which commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. The treaty made New Zealand part of the British Empire.

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