Stewart Island


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Stewart Island,

island, 674 sq mi (1,746 sq km), S New Zealand, 20 mi (32 km) S of the South Island across Foveaux Strait. Halfmoon Bay is the main settlement. A mountainous and scenic island, it is a summer resort. Frozen fish and granite are exported. Seen by Cook in 1770, it was proved to be an island by American sealers in 1804. The MaoriMaori
, people of New Zealand and the Cook Islands, believed to have migrated in early times from other islands of Polynesia. Maori tradition asserts that seven canoes brought their ancestors to New Zealand.
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 called it Rakiura, "Island of the Glowing Sky."

Stewart Island

the third largest island of New Zealand, in the SW Pacific off the S tip of South Island. Pop.: 387 (2001). Area: 1735 sq. km (670 sq. miles)
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To come here where, according to a lot of the Stewart Island population, they are slightly left out of everything, I can see why because they are slightly out of the way, but it was just a really nice opportunity to come down here and see people that live the really simple life and away from all the chaos of cities.
Stewart Island is known for its natural beauty and abundance of native birds, including kiwi.
Here, Cook's purpose was to prevent Stewart Island from being used by Britain's enemies as a base for launching attacks against the mainland colony that Cook imagined Britain would plant in New Zealand.
6-metre boat, which reportedly left the port of Bluff on the mainland in poor weather Wednesday night, failed to make a rendezvous on Stewart Island.
The researchers found large numbers of great whites at Stewart Island during this year s expedition in April, tagging 27 during the three-week trip, three times the previous record in 2009.
We've hunted together from the big woods of New Brunswick to the mountains of Idaho to the thornbrush flats of northern Mexico and even the sand dunes of Stewart Island, off the southern tip of New Zealand.
The Riga exhibition takes a journey through New Zealand, beginning on the windswept beaches of New Zealand's third largest island Stewart Island.
Voyage 22 sails from Auckland to Sydney, Australia, visiting Rotorua, Napier, Christchurch, Stewart Island for Christmas, Rakiura National Park, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, and Sydney Harbor for the firecracker spectacle on New YearOs Eve.
Cruise West Voyage 22 sails from Auckland to Sydney, Australia, visiting Rotorua, Napier, Christchurch, Stewart Island for Christmas, Rakiura National Park, Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound, and Sydney Harbor for the firecracker spectacle on New YearOs Eve.
Shepherd set out from Scotland in 1825 with a group of Scottish settlers to establish a new colony on Stewart Island in New Zealand with the object of growing flax.
On New Zealand's Stewart Island, two sites sport possible tsunami deposits at elevations of 150 m and 220 m, respectively.