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South Island Te Waipounamu - A Land Shaped By Time

South Island Te Waipounamu - A Land Shaped By Time

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Published by Reed Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL11146558M
ISBN 100790005468
ISBN 109780790005461
OCLC/WorldCa154311357

Te Wahipounamu is the Maori word for what is the fjordlands area in the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand. This includes the famous Milford and Doubtful Sounds. I did a tour of Milford Sound and had the pleasure of going immediately after it had rained for hours.   Despite the name, there aren’t actually any monkeys on Monkey Island. This tiny piece of land is only an island at high tide. At low tide it’s easy to walk out to across the beach. According to the sign, the Maori used Monkey Island as a lookout. Riverton Riverton. The town of Riverton is located on the coast about 6 miles west of Invercargill.

The Southern Islands. South Island (Te Waipounamu), known by inhabitants as ‘the main land’, has the largest land is a great place for a holiday as it is home to only a quarter of the population. There is a great diversity of natural and manmade landscapes to explore and, in some of the more remote places, you may get the impression that you are the first visitor in some time. Te Waipounamu/South Island. Then, being close to Stewart Island, came the big decision time. There were so many stories being offered, so many heads being shaken when I mentioned that I wanted to paddle around Stewart Island as well. In the end, after much research and talking with the local fishermen, I did what only a handful of people.

The South Island also officially named Te Waipounamu, is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand in surface area; known for its mountains, lakes and amazing glaciers, the other being the smaller but more populous North Southern Alps, home to 3,m-high Aoraki Mt. Cook, run along the entire length of the island. In the southwest is Fiordland National Park, which includes.   Image: The Alpine fault runs to the east (left) of the snowcapped ridge of the South Island alps. Courtesy of New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa. Related Articles. 27th June - New Tourism Minister appointed in New Zealand Cabinet reshuffle. 16th May - New Zealand Government delivers strategy for sustainable.


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South Island Te Waipounamu - A Land Shaped By Time Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. New Zealand's South Island (Te Waipounamu). [Peter Dragicevich; Lonely Planet Publications (Firm),] -- Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

Skiing the scenic slopes around. Get this from a library. New Zealand's South Island (Te Waipounamu). [Sarah Bennett; Peter Dragicevich; Lee Slater;] -- Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

Skiing the scenic slopes around. The South Island coverssquare kilometres (58, sq mi), making it the world's 12th-largest island. It has a temperate climate. The South Island is shaped by the Southern Alps which run along it from north to south.

They include New Zealand's highest peak, Aoraki / Location: Oceania. You can read the combined Proposal Reports (PDF 61KB (PDF 61KB), PDF 17KB (PDF 18KB), PDF KB (PDF KB)), which were considered by the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) at its meeting in AugustApril and March Media.

10 October Minister's annoucement - Names of NZ’s two main islands formalised. The South Island (Te Waipounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, but is home to less than ¼ of the population.

This sparsely populated paradise is where you’ll find the spectacular Southern Alps, majestic fiords such as Milford Sound, and the stunning Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

Te Wahipounamu stretches miles along the western coastline of the South Island of New Zealand. The elevation of this land area ranges from sea level to 12, feet at Aoraki/Mt. Cook. In some places it extends inland as far as 56 miles.

The South Island, also known by the Māori name Te Waipounamu, is the largest of New Zealand’s two major islands. It has an area ofsquare kilometres (58, square miles), and is bordered by the Cook Strait to the north, the Tasman Sea to the west, and the Pacific Ocean to the southeast.

Known as the country’s ‘mainland’ because of its size, this island has an interesting. Te Waipounamu South Island Health Services Plan South Island Health Services Plan 2 South Island Health Services Plan Produced in May By the South Island Alliance Programme Office South Island health and disability system that is best for people.

Ngāi Tahu are the indigenous people of Te Waipounamu, the South Island of New Zealand. Our whakapapa (genealogy) binds us to this land, and to our ancestors who discovered, explored and settled it.

We are an amalgamation of Waitaha, the first people to settle here about years ago, and Ngāti Mamoe and Ngāi Tahu who migrated later from Te Ika o Maui (the North Island).

We know Te Waipounamu as the waka that carried four sons of Raki (sky father) to meet his second wife Papatūānuku (earth mother). The sons journeyed from the heavens and when they sought to return, the karakia (incantation) failed, over- turning their waka which became the South Island.

Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Step into postcard paradise at Abel Tasman National Park, swim with seals and dolphins at Kaikoura, or take a hike on the Franz Josef Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion.

Get to the heart of New Zealand's South. The Waitaha people, led by Chief Rakaihautu, explored, named and lived in Te Waipounamu (the waters of pounamu or South Island) from as early as AD. Waitaha was later joined by Kati Mamoe in the late s. They were followed by Ng?i Tahu in the early s.

The Treaty was signed at Te Waipounamu (the South Island) in at four different locations, three of which were within the Ngāi Tahu takiwā (territory). As a result of the signings at Akaroa, Ruapuke Island and Ōtākou, Ngāi Tahu became a party to the Treaty of Waitangi.

It was a treaty of cession transferring Ngāi Tahu land to the crown. More than a place for appreciating nature’s beauty, however, the South Island is also where a unique form of history and culture can be experienced.

Age-old landmarks and a. New Zealand's South Island (Te Waipounamu) (Book): Dragicevich, Peter: Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.

Skiing the scenic slopes around Queenstown, encounter wild kiwis on unspoilt Stewart Island, or indulge in deliciously fresh seafood in Kaikoura; all with your.

Te Waipounamu definition: the largest island of New Zealand, separated from the North Island by the Cook Strait. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses that of the North Island and the South Island or Te Waipounamu and numerous smaller islands.

New Zealand is situated some 1, kilometres ( mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1, kilometres ( mi) south of the Pacific island.

Te Waipounamu, lying in southern latitudes, was a harsher environment for early peoples to adjust to than the northern island of Te Ika a Māui (the fish of Māui). The interior was mountainous and isolated and not habitable in winter, so all year round habitation was confined predominantly to the coastal bays, harbours, lakes, rivers and plains.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency, today announced the appointments of Simon Heath (Ngāi Tahu). New Zealand, or “Aotearoa” (a Māori word meaning “Land of the Long White Cloud”) mainly consists of two islands; North Island (Te Ika-a-Maui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu).

The total land area is about the size of Italy, the United Kingdom or the US State of Colorado. New Zealand, or Aotearoa in the Maori language, is a place of incredible a string of pearls, its two main islands, the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui in Maori) and South Island (Te Waipounamu) are surrounded by braids of smaller islands that extend for thousands of by an age-old clash between the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates of the earth’s crust, New.Also known by its Maori name, Te Waipounamu, this long land mass is a third bigger than its northern sibling.

Separated from the North Island by the Cook Strait, its length is spanned by the glorious Southern Alps, home to the country’s highest peak, Aoraki (Mount Cook). Less populous than the north, it’s colder in winter and drier in summer, making it the ideal playground for pleasure seekers of all .The lost islands of Australasia reveal the aesthetic excess of Mother Nature.

Each island is different, from the exotic white sands of the Cook Islands to the dramatic mountains and glaciers of New Zealand's South Island (Te Waipounamu). On this unique itinerary, explore four of the region's most untrammeled islands and archipelagos and adventure through landscapes that remain wild and dramatic.