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At the beach at Whangamata

Whangamata, a delightful and popular holiday town on the east side of the Coromandel peninsula, was once the centre of a major test for the Resource Management Act. View PDF
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Northland Tour

Touring around the north of Northland is a step back into our earliest history, both European and Māori. It is the story of how the races met and interacted, of colonial days, development, hardship, conflict and strife – all the factors that shape the north as we find it today. View PDF
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New Orleans Good Times and Better Times

New Orleans is one of those places that everyone wants to go to, based largely on its reputation as a fun, party town with jazz, blues, southern food, and a laidback vibe associated with its tagline of The Big Easy. Just about everything you have heard about New Orleans is, or has been, true at some point. New Orleans Good Times and Better Times
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Telling the Slavery Story

Of the more than a hundred plantations recalling the history of Louisiana as a French settlement, with the white settlers growing wealthy from harvesting sugar with slave labour, there is only one place that tells the story of slavery from the perspective of the enslaved people. Telling the Slavery Story
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The Robert Johnson Mystery

Eric Clapton, arguably the greatest living blues-rock guitarist, called Robert Johnson “the most important blues musician who ever lived”. Quite a compliment from a living legend whose own status was marked out with ‘Clapton is God’ graffiti on buildings in the 1960s and 70s. The Robert Johnson Mystery
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Old slave law still relevant in Louisiana tourist trade

Race was, and still is, a major flashpoint in the United States, and nowhere more so than in the South where, as William Faulkner put it, the past is not dead yet. Essentially, many Southerners want to deny their own past. Presenting slavery in Louisiana.
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