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New Zealand

  1. 1. New Zealand
  2. 2. ~ Geographical Location ~ <ul><li>New Zealand, about 1,250 mi (2,012 km) southeast of Australia, consists of two main islands and a number of smaller outlying islands so scattered they range from the tropical to the Antarctic. The country is the size of Colorado. Capital : Wellington </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Cities : Auckland, 369,000 (metro area) </li></ul><ul><li>359,000 (city proper); Christchurch, 334,100. </li></ul><ul><li>The highest mountain peak standing at 3,754m </li></ul><ul><li>(12,319 ft) is Aoraki/Mt. Cook.; longest river is </li></ul><ul><li>the Waikato River at 425km. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ~ History ~ <ul><li>Maoris were the first inhabitants of New Zealand, arriving on the islands in about 950 A.D. and 1150 A.D . </li></ul><ul><li>Maori oral history maintains that the Maoris came to the island in seven canoes from other parts of Polynesia. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1642, New Zealand was explored by Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator. </li></ul><ul><li>British Captain James Cook made three voyages to the islands, beginning in 1769. </li></ul><ul><li>Britain formally annexed the islands in 1840. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ~Maori Traditions~ <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hongi (Maori Greeting) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The pressing of noses is the customary greeting at a formal Maori occasion (the Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand). Learning something about this indigenous culture is suggested. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blue & White The Catlins
  6. 6. Castle Rock Farewell Spit
  7. 7. Tongariro Crossing Tongariro
  8. 8. Cloud’s rest Fiordland
  9. 9. Rainbow Valley Manapouri, Fiordland
  10. 10. Emerald Lake Tongariro Crossing
  11. 11. Hell’s Gate Rotorua
  12. 12. Flow The Catlins
  13. 13. Green Falls The Catlins
  14. 14. Mclean Falls The Catlins
  15. 15. Whanganui River Whanganui
  16. 16. Fiord Doubtful Sound
  17. 17. The Cloud Piercer Mt. Cook
  18. 18. Day’s End Westport
  19. 19. Standing Tall Dunedin
  20. 20. The Present Westport
  21. 21. Sun Saddle Westport
  22. 22. Yin & Yang Nelson Infrared Photography
  23. 23. Zen Garden Nelson Infrared Photography
  24. 24. Friendsheep Sheep
  25. 25. Show Off Sea Lion, Male Curio Bay
  26. 26. Family Hooker’s Sea Lion, Male, Female and Cub Curio Bay
  27. 27. Lion’s Roar Hooker’s Sea Lion, Female Curio Bay
  28. 28. Young One Hooker’s Sea Lion, Male Cub Curio Bay
  29. 29. Pondering Fur Seal, Young Milford Sound
  30. 30. Playful Dusky Dolphin Kaikoura
  31. 31. Glistening Common Dolphin Bay of Plenty
  32. 32. Jump Common Dolphin Bay of Plenty
  33. 33. Surfing Dolphin Hector Dolphin Curio Bay
  34. 34. Facing New Zealand Sperm Whale Kaikoura
  35. 35. Tail Sperm Whale Kaikoura
  36. 36. Love Australiasian Gannet Kidnappers Cape
  37. 37. Lunch Time Australiasian Gannet Kidnappers Cape
  38. 38. Landing Australiasian Gannet Kidnappers Cape
  39. 39. LAAAAA!! Bellbird Kapiti Island
  40. 40. Looking at my kingdom Kea Aspiring
  41. 41. She’s got the Look Kea Aspiring
  42. 42. The Friendly Fantail Fantail Port Levy
  43. 43. “ Don’t Feed the Penguins” Yellow-Eyed Penguin Moeraki
  44. 44. Nesting New Zealand Pigeon, Kereru Kapiti Island
  45. 45. Baby Kiwi Kiwi Whangarei

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