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King Country

The King Country is a region of the western North Island of New Zealand. It extends approximately from the Kawhia Harbour and the town of Otorohanga in the north to the upper reaches of the Whanganui River in the south, and from the Hauhungaroa a ...

National Park, New Zealand

National Park is a small town on the North Island Central Plateau in New Zealand. Also known as National Park Village, it is the highest urban township in New Zealand, at 825 metres. Its name derives from its location just outside the boundary of ...

Waihopai Valley

Waihopai Valley is an area near Blenheim in the Marlborough region of the South Island of New Zealand. The Waihopai River drains the area. Security Bureau government communications operates what it describes as a satellite communications monitori ...

Central Otago

Central Otago is located in the inland part of the Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand. The motto for the area is "A World of Difference". The area is dominated by mountain ranges and the upper reaches of the river Clutha and tributar ...

North Otago

The district of North Otago in New Zealand covers the area of Otago between Shag Point and the Waitaki River, and extends inland to the west as far as the village of Omarama.

South Otago

South Otago lies in the south east of the South Island of New Zealand. As the name suggests, it forms the southernmost part of the geographical region of Otago. The precise definition of the area designated as South Otago is imprecise, as it is n ...

Waipiata

Waipiata is an historic place on the Otago Central Rail Trail, in Central Otago, New Zealand. Waipiata is also the name of many New Zealand coastal vessels, steamers, freighters and steamships.

Beilschmiedia tarairi

Beilschmiedia tarairi, commonly called taraire, is a tree of the family Lauraceae, endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. It is a common canopy tree in lowland forests north of Auckland, often growing in association with kauri, pohutukawa, t ...

Beilschmiedia tawa

Beilschmiedia tawa, the tawa tree, is a New Zealand broadleaf tree common in the central parts of the country. Tawa is often the dominant canopy species in lowland forests in the North Island and the north east of the South Island, but will also ...

Chionochloa flavescens

Chionochloa flavescens, known as broad-leaved snow tussock or haumata in Māori. Endemic to New Zealand, there are several different sub species that look very similar. The leaves which are up to one centimetre wide is larger than most tussocks si ...

Chionochloa rubra

New Zealand has 22 endemic species of Chionochloa, including Chionochloa rubra, which has a distinctive appearance from other members in the genus. C. rubra has a long living span, meaning that there is rarely any dead foliage around the plant - ...

Cordyline obtecta

Cordyline obtecta is a widely branching monocot tree native to Norfolk Island, and to northern New Zealand. The species name obtecta derives from the Latin obtegere, alluding to the way the inflorescence barely protruded beyond the leaves in the ...

Cordyline pumilio

Cordyline pumilio, commonly known as the dwarf cabbage tree, pygmy cabbage tree or by its Māori names tī koraha or tī rauriki, is a narrow-leaved monocot shrub endemic to New Zealand. It usually grows up to 1 metre tall, although rare examples of ...

Discaria toumatou

Discaria toumatou, commonly called matagouri, is a tangle-branched thorny plant endemic to New Zealand. An alternative but less used name for the plant is "wild Irishman". The name matagouri is how speakers of English heard the South Island pronu ...

Ixerba

Ixerba brexioides, the sole species in the genus Ixerba, is a bushy tree with thick, narrow, serrated, dark green leaves and panicles of white flowers with a green hart. The fruit is a green capsule that splits open to reveal the black seeds part ...

Lygodium articulatum

Lygodium articulatum, commonly referred to as mangemange or Bushmans mattress, is a fern endemic to the North Island forests of New Zealand. Mangemange is an endemic species and is unique compared to other ferns in the area due to the vine–like c ...

Myosotis pansa subsp. pansa

Myosotis pansa subsp. pansa forms rosettes up to 200 mm across with flowering stems to 300 mm tall. Leaves are spoon-shaped, variable in size. The leaf blade is usually up to 35 mm long by 25 mm wide, covered with short stiff hairs that lie flat, ...

Weinmannia silvicola

Weinmannia silvicola, known as tōwai or tawhero, is a medium-sized evergreen tree of the family Cunoniaceae native to northern New Zealand. It grows to 15 m or more, with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter. Adult leaves are toothed and leathery, with ...

Leiomitra julacea

Leiomitra julacea is a species of liverwort endemic to New Zealand. It is known only from Stewart Island and from the southern West Coast Region of the South Island. It occurs in rocky outcrops at elevations of approximately 130 m. Leiomitra jula ...

Ranunculus acraeus

Ranunculus acraeus, more commonly known as Alpine buttercup, is a species of flowering plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, found in New Zealand. This rare and native species strictly grows on an alpine habitat, hence the name acraeus, m ...

Mount Adams (New Zealand)

Mount Adams is a mountain in the West Coast region of New Zealands South Island. The summit is roughly 19 km south of Harihari and reaches 2.208 metres in height. Mount Adams lies to the West of the main divide of the Southern Alps and flows into ...

Ben Lomond (Otago)

Ben Lomond is a mountain located close to Queenstown, New Zealand. It was named after Ben Lomond in Scotland by the early shepherd Duncan McAusland. The summit lies approximately 4 km northwest of the town centre, and reaches a height of 1.748 me ...

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is a commercial skifield in Queenstown, New Zealand located seven kilometres west of Arrowtown, on the southern slopes of the 1.649-metre peak which shares its name. A popular ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere, Coronet Peak offer ...

Mount Luxmore

Mount Luxmore is a mountain in the South Island of New Zealand and visible from the nearby town of Te Anau. The mountain is 1.472 metres high. It is part of the Kepler Track with the highest point on the track being the slightly lower Luxmore Sad ...

Mitre Peak (New Zealand)

Mitre Peak is a mountain in the South Island of New Zealand, located on the shore of Milford Sound. It is one of the most photographed peaks in the country.

Pūkio Stream

Pūkio Stream, formerly Nigger Stream until 2016, is a river in North Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. It flows from The Candlesticks range of the Southern Alps to the Esk River. The underfit stream cuts through terraces of glacial outwash g ...

The Remarkables

The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters. T ...

Mount Titiroa

Mt Titiroa is a prominent landmark of the Te Anau Basin area of northern Southland on the eastern flank of Fiordland National Park. It is known for its white granite rock which gives its summit the appearance of lingering snow even throughout the ...

Mount Tutoko

Mount Tutoko is the highest peak in Fiordland National Park, in southwest New Zealand. It lies between the Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound, 15 kilometres due north of the Homer Tunnel at the northern end of the Darran Mountains. The glacier-co ...

Mount Whitcombe (New Zealand)

Mount Whitcombe lies in the Southern Alps of the South Island. It is one of three mountains along with Malcolm Peak and Mount Evans which lie at the headwaters of the Rakaia, Wanganui, and Whitcombe Rivers. On the eastern side, the Ramsay Glacier ...

Wilberforce River

The Wilberforce River is a river in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. It is located in western Canterbury and is naturally a tributary of the Rakaia River, but like the Harper River, it has had some of its flow diverted into Lake Coleridge as par ...

Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Administered by the Hutt City Council, it is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area. Is New Zealands seventh most populous city wit ...

Porirua

Porirua, a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area. It almost completely surrounds Porirua Harbour at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast. As of ...

Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand, and one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area.

Karekare, New Zealand

It is located 35 kilometres 22 mi west of Auckland city centre, south of the larger beach of Piha. It is north of Whatipu, south of Piha and west of the Centennial Memorial Park and Water Catchment area, which cover most of the native bushland Wa ...

Te Onepoto / Taylors Mistake

Te Onepoto / Taylors Mistake is a locality in New Zealands South Island, at the southeastern extremity of the city of Christchurch Taylors Mistake is a bay adjacent to the locality, on the north side of Godley Head, on the northern edge of Banks ...

Akuaku

Akuaku, also known as Aku Aku, was a settlement approximately halfway between Waipiro Bay and Whareponga in the East Coast region of New Zealands North Island. A traditional landing point for waka taua, the town is most notable now as the former ...

Conservation parks of New Zealand

Conservation park is a type of specially protected status for land held by the Crown in New Zealand for conservation purposes. The status is set up under the Conservation Act 1987 and the parks are administered by the Department of Conservation. ...

Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park is a publicly accessible conservation park in the North Island of New Zealand. The park is centered on the town of Minginui and part of the eastern boundary flanks Te Urewera. The Whirinaki Forest is one ...

Motunau Island

Motunau Island is a small, 3 ha, island nature reserve lying 1.2 km off the coast of New Zealands South Island, at the northern end of Pegasus Bay, south of the mouth of the Motunau River. The reserve is managed by the Department of Conservation ...

Nugget Point

Nugget Point is one of the most iconic landforms on the Otago coast. Located at the northern end of the Catlins coast, along the road from Kaka Point, this steep headland has a lighthouse at its tip, surrounded by rocky islets. The point is home ...

Awarua Wetland

The Awarua Wetland is a peatland area of 20.000 hectares in the Southland Region of New Zealand. The site, which was initially an area of about 3.556 hectares, was designated as having international significance under the Ramsar Convention in 197 ...

Manawatu Estuary

The Manawatu Estuary is an estuary at the mouth of the Manawatu River, near Foxton in the lower North Island of New Zealand. It is a wetland of international significance as one of the few Ramsar sites in New Zealand. At approximately 250 hectare ...

Whangamarino Wetland

The Whangamarino Wetland in the Waikato District is the second largest wetland complex of the North Island of New Zealand. Encompassing a total area of more than 7200 hectares, the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai manages 5.923 hectares ...

Whanganui River

The Whanganui River is a major river in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the countrys third-longest river, and has special status owing to its importance to the regions Māori people. In March 2017 it became the worlds second natural resourc ...

Jerusalem, New Zealand

Jerusalem, named for the Biblical Jerusalem, is a settlement 66 kilometres up the Whanganui River from Whanganui, New Zealand. Originally called Patiarero, it was one of the largest settlements on the Whanganui River in the 1840s, with several hu ...

Tieke Kāinga

Tieke Kāinga is a small Māori community in New Zealand, on the middle reaches of the Whanganui River 2.5 kilometres downstream from the mouth of the Mangatiti Stream. It is centred on Tieke Marae, a converted Department of Conservation tramping h ...

Upokongaro

Upokongaro is a settlement 12 kilometres upriver from Whanganui, New Zealand, in the Makirikiri Valley. Settled by Europeans in the 1860s, it was an important ferry crossing and riverboat stop. A spectacular discovery of moa bones was made in the ...

St. John Cathedral, Jinotega

The St. John Cathedral Also Jinotega Cathedral Is the name given to a religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church located in the central park of the city of Jinotega, capital of the department of the same name in the Central American c ...

La Chureca

La Chureca was the municipal domestic and industrial waste-disposal site in Managua, Nicaragua. It was the largest open-air landfill in Central America, covering 7 km 2 in the north-western corner of Managua. It is now covered and sealed, it is a ...