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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* Rakiura, pronounced "Rah-key-ooh-rah" Stewart Island
US travel blogger Liz Carlson was among a group of hikers on Stewart Island that found the whales and she described her frustration at being unable to help the huge sea creatures.
Stewart Island [New Zealand], Nov 26 ( ANI ): Around 145 pilot whales have died in New Zealand in the latest stranding on a beach on Stewart Island.
The pilot whales were beached in two pods about 2km (1.2 miles) apart on a remote beach on Rakiura or Stewart Island off the coast of South Island.
A Stewart Island operations manager for the DOC, Ren Leppens, said that the remote location and condition of the surviving whales made it impossible to save them.
Consequently, after the Endeavour finished circumnavigating New Zealand in March 1770, Cook decided to conceal his discovery of Foveaux Strait and the insularity of Stewart Island by censoring his own records of the country.
Above us, parrot-like kaka birds A feed on the red flowers of a rata tree, while below, a Stewart Island robin hops on the ground to mimic rain and lure out worms.
"She was a little bit late, hence I missed her, so she'll have to work on that, but apart from that it's fantastic news for both of them, so I'm thrilled." The second and third day of the New Zealand trip saw Harry stay on Stewart Island, a remote community with just 380 residents.
He spent the evening at the only pub on Stewart Island - a remote community with 380 residents - and enjoyed a quiz with locals.
Speaking on the remote Stewart Island off the coast of New Zealand, the prince said he missed the coverage of the birth of Princess Charlotte because he was on duty with the Australian military but was looking forward to meeting her and holding her.
He accepted a cuddly Kiwi toy for the princess in Wellington as he began his week-long tour, which continues on Stewart Island today.