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Encyclopedia > Kaikoura District
Download high resolution version (1024x680, 67 KB)A view of the bay in Kaikoura. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that date. (del...
Download high resolution version (1024x680, 67 KB)A view of the bay in Kaikoura. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that date. (del... Enlarge
A view of the bay in Kaikoura showing the mountains.
Town of Kaikoura with Seaward Kaikoura Range in background File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that date. (del) (cur) 11:52, 16 Nov...
Town of Kaikoura with Seaward Kaikoura Range in background File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that date. (del) (cur) 11:52, 16 Nov... Enlarge
Town of Kaikoura as seen from the peninsula. (c) Roderick Eime

Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island The South Island forms one of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the North Island. The Maori name for the South Island is Te Wai Pounamu which means The Greenstone Water (greenstone being jade). It has an area of 58,093 square miles (151... South Island of For alternative meanings, see New Zealand (disambiguation). New Zealand is a country formed of two major islands and a number of Pacific Ocean. A common Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, popularly translated as Land of the Long White Cloud. New Zealand also maintains responsibility for the... New Zealand. It is located on The New Zealand State Highway network is shown by the red lines The New Zealand State Highway network is a collection of roads covering the North and South Island. Currently about eighty-five roads have a State Highway designation: Transit New Zealand administers them. The speed limit for most of... State Highway 1 180 KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre/Kilometer (only km in minuscule is the correct representation of kilometer as an SI unit of length) Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management, in the field of Library and information science Knowledge Machine, the KM knowledge representation... km north of For other uses, see Christchurch (disambiguation). Christchurch is a city on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The city is named after the cathedral college of Christ Church in the University of Oxford. Its Maori name is Otautahi, from the Maori chief Tautahi who had a... Christchurch.


According to the The New Zealand government Deartment Statistics New Zealand conducts a census of population and dwellings every five years. The census officially occurs at midnight on a Tuesday in March. These, statistically are the month and weekday on which New Zealanders are least likely to be travelling. All census forms are... 2001 census, the permanent resident population is 2,104, a 5% decrease since the 1996 census.


The The Kaikoura Peninsula is located in the northeast of New Zealands South Island. It protrudes five kilometres into the Pacific Ocean.The town of Kaikoura is located on the north shore of the peninsula. The peninsula has been inhabited by Maori for the best part of 1000 years. They... Kaikoura Peninsula extends into the sea south of the town, and the resulting upwelling currents bring an abundance of marine life from the depths of the nearby The Hikurangi Trench lies in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of New Zealand. It lies between the southern end of Cook Strait and the Chatham Rise. An extension of the deeper Kermadec Trench, The Hikurangi Trench remains deep even relatively close to the coast, with depths of 3000... Hikurangi Trench. The town owes its origin to this effect, since it developed as a centre for the The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch Whaling is the hunting and killing of whales. Historically, poor conservation management by many nations led to far more whales being killed than could be sustained and... whaling industry. The name 'Kaikoura' means 'The cooking place of crayfish', and the This article needs cleanup. Please edit this article to conform to a higher standard of article quality. The word crayfish or crawfish can mean:- Sea crayfish, otherside called spiny lobster. These are some marine species which are more closely allied to the lobsters than to true crayfish. In some countries... crayfish industry is a major contributor to the economy of the region. However Kaikoura has now become a popular A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. A tourist is someone who travels at least fifty miles from home, as defined by the World Tourism... tourist destination, mainly for Whale watching off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and other cetaceans in their natural habitat. Whales are watched mostly commonly for recreation (cf. bird watching) but the activity can also be for scientific or educational reasons. Whilst individuals do organize private... whale watching (the Binomial name Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 Sperm Whale range The Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of the toothed whales and is the largest toothed animal in the world. The whale was named after the milky-white substance spermaceti found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm. The... Sperm Whale watching is perhaps the best and most developed in the world) and swimming with or near This article is about the dolphin mammal. For other uses of the term, please see dolphin (disambiguation). Genera See article below. Dolphins are certain aquatic mammals related to whales and porpoises. The name is from Ancient Greek δελφίς delphis meaning with a womb, viz. a... dolphins. There is also a large and readily observed colony of Binomial name Arcetocephalus fosteri Lesson, 1828 The New Zealand (or Southern) Fur Seal is a species of fur seal found around the south coast of Australia, the coast of the South Island of New Zealand, and some of the small islands to the south and east of there. The species... Southern Fur Seals at the edge of the town.


It is also one of the best reasonably accessible places in the world to see open ocean Seabirds are birds that spend much of their lives, outside the breeding season at least, at sea. Whilst the seabirds vary greatly in lifestyle, behaviour and physiology, they often exibit striking convergent evolution as the same environmental problems have resulted in similar adaptions. Some seabird species, such as the albatrosses... seabirds such as Genera Diomedea Thallasarche Phoebastria Phoebetria The albatrosses (from Portuguese Alcatraz, a pelican) are seabirds in the family Diomedeidae, which is closely allied to the petrels. They were once commonly known as Goonie birds or Gooney birds. This is a group of large to very large birds with very long narrow... albatrosses.


The town has a strikingly beautiful setting, as the The Kaikoura Ranges are two parallel ranges of mountains in the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand. Formed along New Zealands Alpine Fault, the can be seen as the northernmost extension of the Southern Alps in the South Island. Initially named the Looker-on mountains by Capt... Kaikoura mountains, a branch of the The Southern Alps is a mountain range which runs along the western side of the South Island of New Zealand. It forms a natural dividing range along the entire length of the South Island, although the term Southern Alps generally does not refer to the entire range and separate names... Southern Alps come nearly to the sea at this point on the coast.


External Links

  • "Where Mountains Meet The Sea" (http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rodeime/kaikoura/) by Roderick Eime

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Kaikoura - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
According to the 2001 census, the permanent resident population is 2,104, a 5% decrease since the 1996 census.
The Kaikoura Peninsula extends into the sea south of the town, and the resulting upwelling currents bring an abundance of marine life from the depths of the nearby Hikurangi Trench.
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