As the members of parliament could not agree on the location of a more central capital, Wellington was decided on by three Australian commissioners.Okiato or Old Russell is a small holiday spot in the Bay of Islands, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south of present-day Russell, which was then known as Kororareka.Wi Fi is available throughout our hotels allowing you to stay in touch when you are away from home, whether you want to search the web, email or get some work done. Alternatively 24 hour access is available for £3.00.Add to your online booking or purchase at hotel via our Wi Fi log in page using a credit/debit card.On the following day, as Lieutenant-Governor he proclaimed British Sovereignty in New Zealand.30 January 1840 was the day that the Union Jack was flown on the masthead of the Herald, the ship that brought Hobson to the Bay of islands, and that the flag was saluted by guns.A capital city needed to be decided on, and immediately after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840, Hobson sought advice from those who had been living in New Zealand for some time.
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New Zealand's first capital city was Old Russell (Okiato) in 1840–41.
Auckland was the second capital from 1841 until 1865, when Parliament was permanently moved to Wellington after an argument that persisted for a decade.
The detailed 1900s architecture features a rimu timber staircase and ornate corniced ceilings and captures the style and feel of the Edwardian era.
This Wellington accommodation is ideally located in the vibrant Cuba Street part of the city.
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