New Zealand Haast to Lake Wanaka

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"Slice of Heaven" is a single by New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn with the band Herbs, released in 1986 on the soundtrack of the animated motion picture, Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tail Tale. The single charted at No. 1 in New Zealand. It also appeared on Dobbyn's 1988 album, Loyal.

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  • Glad you enjoyed it Nikos. Thank you for watching and comment and also for your kind wishes
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  • Very nice and interesting presentation!!! Thanks for sharing and congratulations dear Michaela!! Wish you a beautiful day! Best greetings from Greece. I wish you also a wonderful weekend. Nikos
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  • I enjoyed the tour of this little slice of heaven -- thank you Michaela.
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  • "Slice of Heaven" is a single by New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn with the band Herbs, released in 1986 on the soundtrack of the animated motion picture, Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tail Tale. The single charted at No. 1 in New Zealand. It also appeared on Dobbyn's 1988 album, Loyal.
  • New Zealand Haast to Lake Wanaka

    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1385067-haast-to-lake-wanaka/
    2. 2. Mount Aspiring National Park (established in 1964) is a wonderful mixture of remotewilderness, high mountains and beautiful river valleys. The park is part of Te Wahipounamu - Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area.
    3. 3. After our tours of the westcoast and glacier country,it is time to wave goodbyeto the Tasman sea andmove off inland. Ourtarget is Wanaka in Otagoon the other side of theSouthern Alps, reachableon Highway 6 via theHaast Pass. In 1990 theHaast area was includedas part of a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site,giving internationalrecognition as a locationof significant natural valueto Te Wahipounamu - TheSouth West New ZealandWorld Heritage Area
    4. 4. Haast is an area on the west coast of New Zealands South Island. The Haast region covers over2,500 km2 (970 sq mi). The region is named after Julius von Haast, a Prussian born geologistinstrumental in the early geological surveys of New Zealand.
    5. 5. Toi toi
    6. 6. The 2006 census recorded a population of 297 for the Haast statistical area, adecrease of 12 from the 2001 census. The majority of this population is locatedin three communities - the Haast township, Haast Junction, and Haast Beach.
    7. 7. Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan, European Rowan, Mountain ash)
    8. 8. Honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium)
    9. 9. The Haast river flows alongside the South Islands Highway 6 asit traverses the Southern Alps between Haast and Haast Pass.
    10. 10. The Brewster Glacier above Haast Pass is a remnant of the vast glaciers that once covered thisarea. The glacier is fed by small neve on the south side of Mt Brewster (2515m)
    11. 11. The Haast Pass road follows an ancient trail used by Maori travelling to the West Coast in searchof pounamu/greenstone/jade. The name for the trail is Tiora-patea, meaning "The way is clear".The Haast Pass is the lowest across the Main Divide (563 metres above sea level).
    12. 12. A gold prospector called Charles Cameron is considered to be the first pakeha to find the pass.He went alone to the West Coast wanting to reach there by the most direct route from Dunedin,and crossed the pass in January 1863. He buried his powder flask to the west of the pass. Closebehind him came Julius von Haast.
    13. 13. His party of five found the journey very difficult with constant rain and flooded rivers which slowedtheir progress and led to a shortage of food. Haast named the pass after himself and claimed to bethe first pakeha to have travelled through it, but the discovery of Camerons flask discredited thisclaim.
    14. 14. Now with a sealed road travel through the pass offers easy motoringand there are a number of well-marked walks along the way.
    15. 15. Thunder Creek, a small tributary of Haast River, ends as a 28 metre high waterfall that tumblesinto Haast River. Since the retreat of glacier ice in this area, the Haast River has cut a canyon theheight of the watefall, which some local people know as "Ninety Foot Falls".
    16. 16. Thunder Creek drainsa short narrow valley.Water, like ice, has leftits imprint on the land.The Haas River carieshuge amounts of rockdebtis and sediment,much of which hasbeen depositeddownstream on thevalley floor, where theriver becomes braidedand forms numerouschannels
    17. 17. Lake Wanaka lies at the heart of the Otago Lakes in the lower South Island of New Zealand, atan altitude of 300 metres. Covering an area of 192 km2 (74 sq mi), it is New Zealands fourthlargest lake, and estimated to be more than 300 m (980 ft) deep. Its name is Māori, a corruptionof Oanaka (The place of Anaka, a local tribal chief)
    18. 18. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Doina Grigoraş Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasandaSound: Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn

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