copyright 2009 Hannah Phelps oil on board, 6" x 8"
Happy Waitangi Day! This New Zealand national holiday celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, which officially welcomed New Zealand into the British Empire and protected the rights of the native Maori.
Two years ago on Waitangi Day, we flew from Auckland to Christchurch to begin our driving tour of the South Island. We passed many of New Zealand's famous sheep herds amoung the beautiful landscapes.