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Encyclopedia > Cavalli Islands

The Cavalli Islands are a small group of islands of the east coast of the North Auckland Peninsula in northern New Zealand. They lie five kilometres to the east of Matauri Bay on the mainland. The North Auckland Peninsula, frequently referred to simply as the Northland Peninsula, is located in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. ...

The group consists of the island of Motukawanui (area 3.40 kmĀ²) and the smaller islets of Motutapere, Panaki, Nukutaunga, Motuharakeke, Haraweka, and Motukawaiti Islands. The main island is used as a nature reserve, and some of the smaller islands are privately owned.

On December 2, 1987, the hulk of the bombed Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior was scuttled between Matauri Bay and the Cavalli Islands, to serve as a dive wreck and fish sanctaury. The move is seen as a fitting end for the vessel. December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greenpeace protest in Brasília, Brazil. ... The second Rainbow Warrior Rainbow Warrior is the name of a series of ships operated by Greenpeace. ... Diving has several meanings:- Jumping or falling deliberately, often acrobatically, into water. ...

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  • Photograph of the islands from Matauri Bay



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