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Tasman district is a region at the northern tip 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's largest island, 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.

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It includes the Nelson Lakes and some of the headwaters of the Th Buller River is in the South Island of New Zealand. One of the countrys longest rivers, it flows for 170 kilometres from Lake Rotoiti through the Buller Gorge and into the Tasman Sea near the town of Westport. As Rotoiti itself is fed by the Travers River it... Buller River. The northern corner includes the prominent narrow peninsula Farewell Spit is situated at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand; running eastwards from Cape Farewell, the islands northernmost point. It forms the northern side of Golden Bay and is the longest sandspit in New Zealand, stretching for about 26km above sea level and another... Farewell Spit and Kahurangi National Park is a National Park in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand. It was gazetted in 1996 and covers 4,515 km2. It is the second largest of New Zealands fourteen national parks. It was formed from what was called the North West Nelson... Kahurangi National Park. The south and east are dominated by the undulating countryside around the The Motueka River lies in the north of the South Island of New Zealand. It rises 60 kilometres to the south of Nelson, and flows for 120 kilometres, first through rough hill country and then the more gently undulating terrain southwest of Tasman Bay. The river has its outflow into... Motueka and Wairoa is the name of several rivers and streams in New Zealand. This is not surprising, as wairoa is Maori for long water. Contents // Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | New Zealand rivers | Northland, New Zealand | Hawkes Bay-Wairarapa | Nelson, New Zealand | Bay of Plenty-East Coast ... Wairoa Rivers. Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | National parks of New Zealand | Nelson, New Zealand ... Abel Tasman National Park is also located in Tasman.


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Tasman Bay is a large V-shaped bay at the north end of New Zealands South Island. Located in the centre of the islands northern coast, it stretches along 120 kilometres (75 miles) of coastline and is 70 kilometres (43 miles) across at its widest point. It is... Tasman Bay, the largest indentation in the north 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, was named after Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 - 1659) was a Dutch seafarer and explorer, born in Lutjegast, a village in the province of Groningen, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644, in the service of the VOC (Dutch East India Company). His was the first European expedition to reach the islands... Abel Tasman, the first reported European discoverer of New Zealand. It passed the name on to the adjoining district formed in 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 7 - Akihito becomes Emperor of Japan following the death of Hirohito. The Heisei period begins January 8 - the Kegworth Air Disaster - A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport - 44 dead... 1989 largely from the merger of Waimea and Golden Bay counties.


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District council ( A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. New Zealand In New Zealand a unitary authority is a territorial authority (district or city) which also performs the functions of a regional... unitary authority) headquarters are at Richmond is a town in the Tasman region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 13 kilometres south of Nelson, close to the southern extremity of Tasman Bay. Richmonds population is around 7000. Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Nelson, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New... Richmond, close to the adjoining The city of Nelson stands on the eastern side of Tasman Bay at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand. The hinterland formed the traditional province of Nelson, now incorporated into the Tasman District. Nelson received its name in honour of the 1st Viscount Nelson. Nelson is... Nelson City. Other towns are Brightwater is a town 20 kilometres southwest of Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand. It stands on the banks of the Wairoa River. Brightwater was the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ernest Rutherford. Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Nelson, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand... Brightwater, Collingwood is a town in the north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Geography The town lies at the end of State Highway 80 in Golden Bay. As it is close to Kahurangi National Park, and the closest town to Farewell Spit, it is a ecotourism destination... Collingwood, Motueka is a town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay. It is, after Nelson and Richmond, the third largest centre in the region, with a population of around 6000. The surrounding... Motueka, Murchison is the name of two places: Murchison is the name of a town on the west coast of New Zealands South Island. Murchison is a district in Western Australia. Murchison, Victoria is a small rural village located on the Goulburn River in Victoria, Australia. There was a nearby... Murchison, Riwaka is a small town in the north of New Zealands South Island. It lies beside Tasman Bay, five kilometres north of Motueka, and close to the mouth of the Riwaka River. Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Nelson, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... Riwaka, Saint Arnaud is the name of the following places: Saint Arnaud, a town in the state of Victoria, Australia Saint Arnaud, a town on New Zealands South Island The Saint Arnaud Range, also on New Zealands South Island The above localities are named after French marshal Jacques Leroy... Saint Arnaud, Takaka is a small town situated at the southeastern end of Golden Bay, at the northern end of New Zealands South Island. Located on the lower reaches of the Takaka River. it lies at the start of the winding road which follows the river valley before climbing over Takaka... Takaka, Tapawera is a small town in New Zealands South Island. It is located 30 kilometres southwest of Nelson by the banks of the Motueka River. The geographic centre of New Zealand is located close to Tapawera, in the nearby Spooner Hills. Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Nelson, New Zealand... Tapawera, and The small New Zealand community of Wakefield is situated some 25 km south west of Nelson at the top of the South Island. First settled in about 1843, it was originally called Pitfure. However the name was soon changed to Wakefield. This name was after the town of Wakefield in... Wakefield.


People

Famous former residents include nuclear physicist Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM, FRS (August 30, 1871 - October 19, 1937), called father of nuclear physics, pioneered the orbital theory of the atom notably in his discovery of rutherford scattering off the nucleus with his gold foil experiment. Rutherford was born at Spring Grove, (now in... Ernest Rutherford.


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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: Tasman* | Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. Geography External links Marlborough Online Marlborough District Council Main category on Zeal, with several subcategories   Categories: Stub | Marlborough, New Zealand | Territorial Authorities of New Zealand ... Marlborough* | Tasman, New Zealand ... Buller | Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region on the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. It population accounts for 20% of the West Coasts inhabitants. The town is located at the mouth of the Grey River. It stands on... Grey | Westland | A view of the bay in Kaikoura showing the mountains. Town of Kaikoura as seen from the peninsula. (c) Roderick Eime Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1 180 km north of Christchurch. According to... Kaikoura | The Hurunui District is a political district on the east coast of New Zealands South Island, north of Christchurch, New Zealand. The district had a population of 9,885 as of 2001. Hurunui District Council website Categories: New Zealand geography stubs ... Hurunui | Waimakariri | Banks Peninsula is roughly circular in shape, with many bays, and two deep harbours. Banks Peninsula is located in the Canterbury region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand, partly surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, and adjacent to the largest city in the South Island, Christchurch... Banks Peninsula | The Selwyn district is located just outside Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. Ruth Richardson, who would later become Minister of Finance in Jim Bolgers first National government (1990-1993), was elected Member of Parliament for the Selwyn district in 1981. This article is a stub. You... Selwyn| Ashburton is a town in the Canterbury region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The third largest centre in Canterbury (after Christchurch and Timaru), it is the main centre of Mid-Canterbury. The Māori name for the town/area is Hakatere. Ashburton is... Ashburton | Categories: New Zealand geography stubs | Canterbury, New Zealand | Cities and towns in New Zealand ... Timaru | MacKenzie District is a political district on New Zealands South Island. External link MacKenzie District Council webpage MacKenzie area history Categories: New Zealand geography stubs ... MacKenzie | Waimate is a town and district in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located 40 kilometres south of Timaru in south Canterbury, 20 kilometres to the north of the Waitaki River. Waimate is well-known locally for its population of wallabies. These marsupials were introduced from Australia and... Waimate | Waitaki | The view from the Skyline Gondola, looking south across Queenstown Bay. The water between the two peninsulas is the Frankton Arm, leading to the lakes outlet to the Kawarau river (off left) Sunrise in Queenstown, New Zealand, a popular holiday resort Queenstown, New Zealand is a resort town in... Queenstown-Lakes | The area known as Central Otago in Otago, New Zealand, includes the middle of the region but generally also most of the north-western portion (the Queenstown-Lakes District). This area is dominated by mountain ranges and the upper reaches of the Clutha River and tributaries. The wide flat plateau... Central Otago | South Otago (pop. 17,172) lies in the south east of the larger of New Zealands two main islands, imaginatively named the South Island. As the name suggests, it forms the southernmost part of the geographical region of Otago. The area is roughly congruous with the Clutha District, which... Clutha | Gore is a town and surrounding borough in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also the name of a district in the Southland region. the town of Gore is situated 64km northeast of Invercargill and 70km northwest of Balclutha. Originally known as Longford, Gore was renamed after Sir... Gore | Southland is the name of New Zealands southernmost region and is also the name of a district within that region. The region also has one other district, Gore, and one city, Invercargill. The seats of the Southland Regional Council, Southland District Council and the Invercargill City Council are in... Southland
Territory: The Chatham Islands from Space. Chatham Island is the largest, Pitt Island is the second largest, and South East Island is the small island to the right of Pitt Island The archipelago of the Chatham Islands, Rekohu in the Moriori language, consists of about 10 islands within a 40_kilometre radius... Chatham Islands
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Abel Tasman foreshore now a scenic reserve: Media release (834 words)
Foreshore along the Abel Tasman National Park coastline is now a scenic reserve under the joint management of the Tasman District Council and the Department of Conservation.
The foreshore reserve is to be managed under an administration committee comprised of the Tasman District Council Chief Executive and the DOC Nelson/Marlborough Conservator.
Reserve status for the Abel Tasman foreshore was then determined to be consistent with the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 and the Conservation Minister, Chris Carter, gave his approval for the foreshore to be created a reserve.
Abel Tasman at AllExperts (1184 words)
Tasman was born in Groningen, Holland, in 1603.
Tasman had some knowledge of the prevailing winds and so he chose Mauritius as a turning point and from there a course was set towards what was presumed to be the southern coast of Australia.
Tasman had intended to proceed in a northerly direction but as the wind was unfavourable he steered east, and on 13 December sighted land on the north-west coast of South Island, New Zealand.
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