KIA ORA – 0690

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Tim the Taniwha – Guardian of the Ocean
A Taniwha is a mythical Maori creature who keeps watch over and protects its who keeps watch over and protects its home and those who live there.

From New Zealand
Travel from May 5 to May 21 (2015)
Thanks Tianyi Shi !

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MAROKOPA FALLS – 0674

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The falls are another 2 km further down from the Piripiri Cave. The 35 m high falls are often described as the most beautiful in the country. Here the Marokopa River cascades over the undercut greywacke basement rock. Take the short track through tawa and nikau forest down to the viewing platform.
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From New Zealand
Travel from …. to Jan 27
Thanks Donna !

KELLY TARLTON’S TUI – 0673

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Kelly Tarlton’s Shipwreck Museum in Paihia, the good ship Tui has been converted into an authentic maritime museum and houses over 1000 bits and pieces that the late Kelly Tarlton dragged up from wrecks.

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From New Zealand
Travel from …. to Jan 27
Thanks Donna !

MT EGMONT NEW ZEALAND – 0672

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Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Although the mountain is more commonly referred to as Taranaki, it has two official names under the alternative names policy of the New Zealand Geographic Board. The 2518-metre-high mountain is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world. There is a secondary cone, Fanthams Peak , 1,966 metres (6,450 ft), on the south side. Because of its resemblance to Mount Fuji, Taranaki provided the backdrop for the movie The Last Samurai.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From New Zealand
Travel from …. to Jan 27
Thanks Donna !

AUCKLAND_NEW ZEALAND – 0619

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The Auckland urban area  in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,413,700, which constitutes 31 percent of the country’s population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,527,100 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Māori, Auckland’s name is Tāmaki Makaurau and the transliterated version of Auckland is Ākarana.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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From New Zealand
Travel from Nov 20 to Dec 12
Thanks Fangyi !

THE FOX GLACIER _ 0582

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Fed by four alpine glaciers, Fox Glacier falls 2,600 m (8,500 ft) on its 13 km journey from the Southern Alps down to the coast, with it having the distinction of being one of the few glaciers to end among lush rainforest only 300 metres (980 ft) above sea level. Although retreating throughout most of the last 100 years, it has been advancing since 1985. In 2006 the average rate of advance was about a metre a week. In January 2009, the terminal face of the glacier was still advancing and had vertical or overhanging faces which were continually collapsing.
The outflow of the glacier forms the Fox River. During the last ice age, its ice reached beyond the present coastline, and the glacier left behind many moraines during its retreat. Lake Matheson formed as a kettle lake within one of these.
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From New Zealand
Travel from June 13 to July 11
Thanks Aaron !

THE TAHERETIKITIKI WAR CANOE (WAKA) OF TURANGAWAEWAE _ 0571

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http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=NZH19070705.2.42

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From New Zealand
Travel from June 8 to June 23
Thanks Susan !

BIRDS NEW ZEALAND _ 0257

Small Birds of the New Zealand Forest 

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IMG_3146From New Zealand

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Mapcards of New Zealand 

New Zealand is long (over 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) along its north-north-east axis) and narrow (a maximum width of 400 kilometres (250 mi)), with approximately 15,000 km (9,300 mi) of coastline and a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi) Because of its far-flung outlying islands and long coastline, the country has extensive marine resources. Its Exclusive Economic Zone, one of the largest in the world, covers more than 15 times its land area.

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Mapcards of New Zealand

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