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South Island

component in the forests of the central and eastern south Island and the south-eastern North Island where forest destruction was most complete. However, beech forests are the largest remaining indigenous forest with many of them spared being burnt or cut down because the land they grow on is not generally regarded as the best for agriculture or building (Wardle, 1984). Today, beech forests are common in the South Island, but also grow in the North Island at higher altitudes. There are large areas of...

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The Maory History of New Zealand

arrived over 1000 years ago, possibly as early as 800 AD. Whether the islands were discovered by accident or design is uncertain, but the original peoples found a plentiful food supply and larger, more varied islands than anywhere else in the Pacific. They named the islands Aotearoa, or the land of the long white cloud. The Maory people inhabited New Zealand for nearly 1000 years before the first European explorer to the island nation, the Dutchman Abel Tasman, sailed up the west coast and named...

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Mt Cook Formation

Vinoth Loganathan New Zealand is a country which ‘straddles’ between two tectonic plates; the indo-Australian and the Pacific. The location of the South Island is south of both Australia and South Africa; this is a major contributor to the geological process of weathering because it makes Mt. Cook subject to the westerly winds. MT Cook is situated in the Southern Alps between the two tectonic plates mentioned above. Its...

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The Geography of New Zealand

The Geography of New Zealand By Clayton Brown Kirkpatrick Period 7 February 25, 1996 The well-known country of New Zealand is a small, resourceful nation located 1,000 miles off Australia's south east coast. New Zealand has an impressive economy that continues to grow, a physical landscape that attracts people from around the globe, and although small, New Zealand is a respected nation for its advanced civilization and stable government. The geography of this prestigious nation can be...

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Shaping of NZ

Otago, which has been worn by wind and rain causing holes. The picture on the left is also an example of erosion at Clay Cliffs, South Canterbury. Another powerful factor that has shaped New Zealand the most are the glaciers. New Zealand’s landforms (especially south island) have been mostly shaped by glaciers. This is a photo (right) of Fox glacier of the south island. It has carved out a valley of its own with the typical U-shape of glacial valley. The bottom part of the glacier is mostly grey...

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Treaty of Waitangi

that New Zealand had become a colony when annexed by proclamation in January 1840, before the treaty was signed. Furthermore, Hobson only claimed to have taken possession of the North Island by Treaty. The South Island he claimed for Britain by right of discovery, by observing that Māori were so sparse in the South Island, that it could be considered uninhabited. Despite this, Maori frequently used the Treaty to argue for a range of issues, including greater independence and return of confiscated and...

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Case Study

Identify the likely characteristics of the market segment being targeted by the company. Why are most target customers likely to be foreigners rather than New Zealanders? The geographic location is quite unique seeing that it is located on the South island of New Zealand where it is very sparsely populated making it a perfect utopia from the outside world. The 28,000 hectares of original farmland which has been converted into a big game reserve has made this a more feasible attraction. The location...

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Pike River Mining Disaster

September 2010, what was to become known as the Pike River Mining Disaster began in the close proximity to the town of Greymouth. At an occupied mine of 31 miners and contractors, an initial explosion occurred in the West Coast Region of New Zealand’s South Island at approximately 3:44pm. Two were fortunate enough to walk away from the scene and were treated for moderate injuries at hospital, then later released the next day. It was believed that the remaining 16 miners and 13 contractors were 1500m...

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Manapouri

was in need for a change or the lake would be destroyed if more drastic change was to occur. The Labour Party had been out of power for twelve years and was eager to win the election. They were aware of how much New Zealander’s and especially the South Islander’s opposed the raising of the lake. They knew if they were against the raising of the lake it would win the public’s vote and put them into power. Labour party leader, Norm Kirk pledged if labour party would win the election, they would cancel...

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nature and spectacular scenery, and you don't mind the likelihood of some rain, then Westland National Park is a great place to visit. Lastly,one of the nicest places to visit in New Zealand is theFiordland National Park. This park is part of the South Westland World Heritage area and is New Zealand's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. The scenery in Fiordland is stunning. To expand on,Fiordland is home to Milford Sound described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘Eighth Wonder of...

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