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  New Zealand Travel & Accommodation Guide
Includes new zealand accommodation reviews, scuba diving and surfing vacations, honeymoon and wedding venues, backpacking and adventure travel and history, nature and culture.
New Zealand, or Aotearoa as the indigenous Maoris know it by, is the most populated of the South Pacific Islands with over 4 million people - a mix of indigenous Maoris and European and Asian settlers.
The islands enjoy a mild climate with four seasons and plenty of rain and sunshine.
www.pacific-travel-guides.com /new-zealand   (417 words)

  New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population of New Zealand is mostly of European descent, with the indigenous Māori as the largest minority.
Elizabeth II is the Queen of New Zealand and is represented in the country by a non-political Governor-General.
New Zealand was involved in a Constitutional Convention in March 1891 in Sydney, New South Wales, along with the then-colonies of Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand   (4264 words)

 List of islands of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Zealand consists of a large number of islands.
The two main islands, which are much larger than the rest and where most of the population lives, are the North Island and the South Island.
Stewart Island/Rakiura is by far the biggest of the smaller islands, although Waiheke Island has the third-largest population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islands_of_New_Zealand   (200 words)

 Cook Islands (New Zealand)
Presumably, the "Queen's Representative" is the Governor-General of New Zealand.
New Zealand has two territories in the South Pacific which are in the same relationship to her as the Associated States are to the UK.
Evidently a single shade of the blue is present in the Cook Islands' flag — the blue of the field is identical to that in Union Flag.
flagspot.net /flags/ck.html   (1818 words)

 Discover Bay of Islands, New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand.
The bay is an irregular 16 kilometre-wide inlet in the northeastern coast of the island.
New Zealand's most significant document, The Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed here in 1840 between the Maori Chiefs and the British Crown, and became the basis for life in New Zealand as it is known today.
www.magicaljourneys.com /NewZealand/newzealand-discover-bayofislands.html   (937 words)

 New Zealand:: Travel to New Zealand :: Australia Journey
New Zealand or Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloud, is a country of two large islands and many smaller islands in the south-western Pacific Ocean.
The population of New Zealand is mostly of European descent, with the indigenous Maori as the largest minority.
New Zealand is the world's best kept secret; it contains six of the seven climatic regions on the planet, boasts a series of unparalleled golden-sand beaches, protected marine parks to explore from on or beneath the surface, safe-but-active volcanic areas, pristine snow-capped Alps to ski and climb, prehistoric forests and unique flora and fauna.
goto-new-zealand.com   (2111 words)

 The Dazzling Islands of New Zealand
Christchurch, on New Zealand’s South Island, a three-hour flight from Sydney, Australia, is the most English city outside of England.
The back of the stage is open to the hilly pasture, where the “header” dog chases the sheep down the pasture onto the stage and audience volunteers help shear one of the sheep the old fashioned way with a hand-cranked clippers.
The Maori, the pre-European settlers of New Zealand, celebrate their culture with a show followed by a hangi.
www.travellady.com /Issues/Issue79/79NN-TheDazzlingIslandsofNewZealand.htm   (830 words)

 Chatham Islands, New Zealand
For one, it is one of the few oceanic islands or archipelagoes that resides between 40 and 50 degrees either north or south latitude.
So back to Chatham Island, and as we land I realize, in my imaginary global tour, that this is one of the few inhabited oceanic island groups in the world at this general latitude, in either the northern or southern hemisphere.
Chatham Island Pigeon, an endemic subspecies of the New Zealand Pigeon.
www.spiritone.com /~brucem/chatham.htm   (3052 words)

 Offshore Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Offshore islands that are predator and pest-free are treated as havens or sanctuaries for New Zealand's vulnerable native species.
Some islands are home to animals and plants that have become extinct on the mainland.
Islands are also easier to eradicate pest species from as reinvasion is less likely with a water boundary than on mainland sites.
www.doc.govt.nz /Conservation/Offshore-Islands/index.asp   (156 words)

 Solomons commitment extended by New Zealand - World - www.smh.com.au
New Zealand would remain part of the Australian-led multinational regional assistance mission (Ramsi) in the Pacific nation, Prime Minister Helen Clark said yesterday.
Extending the military contribution until July 31, 2006, means New Zealand would have to supply an infantry platoon of 33 personnel for two three-month rotations over the next two years, she said.
New Zealand contributes $NZ16 million of NZAID development aid to the Solomons per year, largely for education, and has 35 police officers based in the islands.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/07/05/1089000084804.html   (432 words)

 New Zealand map and information page
Recently in the news as the film site for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the stunning islands of New Zealand were originally settled by the wandering Polynesian Maori.
News of these beautiful and fertile islands began to spread across the globe.
As the Dutch began to lose their supremacy at sea, New Zealand was subsequently claimed by Britain in 1840.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/oceania/nz.htm   (428 words)

 New Zealand
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 that they range from the tropical to the antarctic.
New Zealand's two main components are the North Island and the South Island, separated by Cook Strait.
In 1642, New Zealand was explored by Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107834.html   (815 words)

 Talk:Other Islands (New Zealand) - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
New Zealand is an island country and having an other page irks me. I think this page should be called New Zealand islands, and we just drop the other.
Other islands, especially smaller ones with no formal attractions, could be listed here but should not linked to a separate page for the individual island.
Indicators for islands that should have a link to a separate page include: they have an accommodation place; they have a shopping place; they have a regular transport service to the island.
wikitravel.org /en/Talk:Other_Islands_(New_Zealand)   (373 words)

 USATODAY.com - Rat race? Rodent eludes scientists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The study was motivated by the need for conservation "because of the problems of rats on islands and rats reinvading islands that have been cleared," author Mick Clout of the University of Auckland's School of Biological Sciences told The Associated Press on Thursday.
New Zealand Department of Conservation scientist David Towns said the findings raise a series of issues over trying to protect threatened species on predator-free offshore sanctuaries.
New Zealand conservationists are using one rodent-free island to establish a colony of highly endangered plump and flightless green parrots called kakapos, according to the department's website.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/discoveries/2005-10-20-rat-race_x.htm?csp=36   (648 words)

 Birding Downunder - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia
For the privileged visitor to these restricted entry islands there is a sense of wonder, overwhelming space in uncluttered landscapes, the majesty of nature from the solitary soaring albatross, the colourful and often loud colonies of penguins to the splendour of a pink daisy-like Pleurophyllum Speciosum blooming in perfection.
Arrive at the city of Invercargill, New Zealand's southern-most city that was established by Scottish settlers with its wealth in the rich farmland.
Antipodes Island is one of the most isolated and least known of the New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands.
www.great-adventures.com /know/deals/nz-birdingdownunder.html   (2068 words)

 The Auckland Islands, sub-antarctic, New Zealand. World Heritage site
Three hundred and fifty miles south of New Zealand, an isolated speck in the Southern Oceans, the Auckland Islands are a wildlife refuge for thousands of birds and sealions.
Since the Islands were discovered in 1806 (by Adam Bristow of the whaling firm Charles Enderby and Sons) several attempts have been made to farm and cultivate the land but the poor nature of the soil and the extreme weather conditions have made permanent settlement impossible.
The Islands are now a wildlife refuge and permission to land on the Islands is at the discretion of the New Zealand Government.
www.ouareau.com /auckland/auckland.htm   (364 words)

 New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Located in the southwest Pacific, New Zealand has two main islands - the North (115,000 sq km) and South (151,000 sq km) - and a number of smaller islands, including bushclad Stewart Island (1700 sq km).
The two main islands, North and South, stretch 1600km but are only five to 450km wide and separated by the 20km Cook Strait.
The Chatham Islands, 800km east of Christchurch, are the first inhabited land on earth to see the sun.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /new_zealand/introduction.asp   (232 words)

 Sailing Holidays - Bay of Islands New Zealand
Or if the weather dictates, we can sail to Roberton Island, with one of the most picturesque bays in the Bay of islands, with golden sand, lagoons, petanque on the beach and a hill walk to enjoy the 360 degree views.
New Zealand is subject to sudden changes in the weather, sometimes all in the same day, even in Summer - high season January to March.
The Bay of Islands is a 3½ drive from Auckland, or if you have the time you may like to take the scenic Twin Coast Discovery Highway, a world class touring route which leaves and returns from Auckland.
www.cottonblossom-charters.co.nz /bay_of_islands_sailing_holidays.htm   (643 words)

 Pohuenui Island, New Zealand - Private Islands For Rent - Travelers Digest
Enjoy the sunniest region of New Zealand in the fascinating Marlborough Sound, not far from the capital city of Wellington.
The combination of the wild green hillsides of Pohuenui Island, it's variety of flora and fauna and the sea laden with fish, dolphins, penguins, seals and whales creates a haven for nature lovers of all ages.
Experience New Zealand first hand: situated on the island is a typical New Zealand farm operation with 3,500 sheep, a small ostrich farm and a herd of elegant alpacas.
www.travelersdigest.com /islands/pacific/pohuenui.htm   (653 words)

 Islands.com | New Zealand
New Zealand, if you didn't know, is actually two islands.
BICYCLING New Zealand's major wine-growing regions are ideal cycling country: The terrain's not too steep, the weather's often good, and vineyard tastings and gourmet meals await around every curve.
Base yourself at a country B and B or at a hotel in the bustling little seaside town of Blenheim, and sip the excellent whites, the small-batch reds, and the ever-growing selection of late-harvest dessert wines.
www.islands.com /newzealand   (685 words)

 Bay of Islands Accommodation
There are 140 islands which holiday makers who enjoy sea activities and the beauty of the sandy beaches can visit by yacht or cruise.
Paihia Russell and Opua are the main visitor and accommodation centres for the Bay of Islands and are the starting points for many sightseeing cruises, boat hires, diving and swimming with the dolphins excursions.
This recreational port that opens on to the Bay is where over 500 international overseas yachts arrive in New Zealand to avoid the Northern Hemisphere winter each year.
www.ki-wi.co.nz /bay-of-islands-accommodation.htm   (343 words)

 New Zealand Tourism Online : New Zealand Travel Guide, Accommodation, Tours, Attractions, Vacation Information and NZ ...
New Zealand is one of the top holiday destinations in the world with its clean green natural image, scenery, Lord of the Rings film setting, adventure, culture and value for money.
New Zealand driving routes and driving directions to help you plan your best-fit driving route for your New Zealand holiday.
New Zealand is a beautiful country and these New Zealand DVD's will give you a great overview of the tourist attractions within New Zealand, Maori culture, and much more.
www.tourism.net.nz   (841 words)

 Chelsea Yacht Charter Bay of Islands New Zealand
We anchor in secluded bays away from the main tourist routes and explore some of the islands and the fantastic outlooks.
Besides living in the Bay of Islands for the last 18 years, they have sailed the Caribbean and  Mediterranean.
Opua and the  Bay of Islands lays 250 Km or 3hrs north of Auckland.
www.yachtcharter.homestead.com /nz1.html   (592 words)

 New Zealand Luxury Vacations, Luxury Lodges, Rail Tours and New Zealand Cruises 866-823-1338 ext.307 New Zealand ...
New Zealand offers exquisite luxury lodges and hotels, fine wines and dining experiences, Fishing, camper van adventures, tramping and so much more.
The people of New Zealand are known for there hospitality genuine, friendly demeanor and environmentally conscious views.
It is no wonder New Zealand has become the go to destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
nzescapes.com   (896 words)

 Auckland Islands (New Zealand)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Auckland Islands (Auckland, Enderby, Rose and Disappointment Island) are 627 sq km in size, making them the largest of New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands.
Adam's Island is also part of the Aucklands, and in 1910 it was declared a nature reserve.
The islands are the home of the most Wandering and Shy albatrosses in the world.
www.70south.com /resources/islands/auckland   (215 words)

 New Zealand and the IMF -- Page 1 of 4
New Zealand joined the IMF on August 31, 1961.
Listed below are items related to New Zealand, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa.
www.imf.org /external/country/NZL   (700 words)

 Encyclopedia: Islands of New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
The latter is often referred to as the "mainland", especially by its residents, despite it being only a little larger and having a lower population.
Stewart Island is by far the biggest of the smaller islands, although Waiheke Island has the third largest population.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Islands-of-New-Zealand   (234 words)

 New Zealand Accommodation + Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands gets its name from the 150 or so islands which dot the Bay amongst the beautiful blue waters.
Russell is the site of the first permanent English settlement and a drink at New Zealands oldest Licenced Hotel, The Duke of Wellington is a must.
Located in the beautiful Bay of Islands, The Bay of Islands Hotel- Paihia is situated in four acres of park-like grounds, within easy walking distance of the village and wharf, and is only 10 minutes away from the Waitangi Treaty House and the fabulous 18 hole Waitangi Golf Course.
www.innz.co.nz /themes/bay-of-islands.html   (621 words)

 Historical Flags (Cook Islands, New Zealand)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At this time the islands presumably were independent under the name of Rarotonga.
I have found a reference to the flag of the South Pacific Trading Company (a New Zealand based company formed in the 1870s) which is the same as Josh [Fruhlinger?]'s GIF [?], with the addition of "S P" on the top red band and "T Co" on the lower one.
The Cook Islands achieved internal self-government on 4 August 1965 and adopted a distinctive flag on 23 July 1973.
www.flag.de /FOTW/flags/ck_his.html   (764 words)

 Bay of Islands, New Zealand
get your feet wet and explore the islands with a sailing trip your head would have been swimming with a myriad of colours and sound, your eyes drawn hypnotically to dolphins leaping through the crystal bow wave pushing high on the boat's prow as you passed one fabulous tropical island after another.
Collecting cream produce and dropping off mail and supplies, it was also a handy way for some of the Bay's inhabitants to visit their friends and relatives.
Browse photos, read local news as it happens, and see what travellers passing through the Bay of Islands had to say about it in their blogs.
www.bayofislands.net   (1223 words)

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