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Index South Island

The South Island (Māori: Te Waipounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island. [1]

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Abel Tasman

Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603 – 10 October 1659) was a Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, best known for his voyages of 1642 and 1644 in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).

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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is a New Zealand national park located between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay at the north end of the South Island.

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen (Aiberdeen,; Obar Dheathain; Aberdonia) is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen and for the local authority area.

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Administrative division

An administrative division, unit, entity, area or region, also referred to as a subnational entity, statoid, constituent unit, or country subdivision, is a portion of a country or other region delineated for the purpose of administration.

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Adventure travel

Adventure travel is a type of niche tourism, involving exploration or travel with a certain degree of risk (real or perceived), and which may require special skills and physical exertion.

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Air Force Museum of New Zealand

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand, formerly called The Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, is located at Wigram, the RNZAF's first operational base, in Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Air medical services

Air medical services is a comprehensive term covering the use of air transportation, airplane or helicopter, to move patients to and from healthcare facilities and accident scenes.

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Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Limited is the flag carrier airline of New Zealand.

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Akaroa

Akaroa is a small town on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand, situated within a harbour of the same name.

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Akaroa Harbour

Akaroa Harbour is part of Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand.

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Alexandra Aerodrome

Alexandra Aerodrome is an aerodrome 2 NM (3.7 km) north northwest of Alexandra, New Zealand.

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Alexandra, New Zealand

Alexandra (Māori: Manuherikia or Areketanara) is a town in the Central Otago district of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Alluvial fan

An alluvial fan is a fan- or cone-shaped deposit of sediment crossed and built up by streams.

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Amberley, New Zealand

Amberley is a town located in the Hurunui District in north Canterbury, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an American petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in two skyscrapers in The Woodlands, Texas: the Allison Tower and the Hackett Tower, both named after former CEOs of the company.

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Anglicanism

Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.

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Annexation

Annexation (Latin ad, to, and nexus, joining) is the administrative action and concept in international law relating to the forcible transition of one state's territory by another state.

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ANZ Championship

The ANZ Championship (also known non-commercially as the Trans-Tasman Netball League) was the premier netball league in Australia and New Zealand.

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Aoraki / Mount Cook

Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand.

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Aoraki Polytechnic

Aoraki Polytechnic was a public New Zealand tertiary education institution.

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Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is in the South Island of New Zealand, near the town of Twizel.

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Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP; also known as the Cannabis Party) is a political party in New Zealand.

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Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park is located in the South Island of New Zealand and covers 1,185 km² of mostly mountainous terrain.

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Ashburton Aerodrome

Ashburton Aerodrome is a small airport to the east of Ashburton township on the east coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

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Ashburton Guardian

The Ashburton Guardian is a daily newspaper published in Ashburton, New Zealand according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation in New Zealand it has a readership of approximately 11,000 and a circulation of 5,554.

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Ashburton, New Zealand

Ashburton or Hakatere (Māori) is a large town in the Canterbury Region, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Auckland

Auckland is a city in New Zealand's North Island.

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Auckland Council

The Auckland Council is the local government council for the Auckland Region in New Zealand.

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter is a New Zealand accident and emergency rescue and transport service operated by the Auckland Regional Rescue Helicopter Trust.

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Austria

Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.

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Awakino ski area

The Awakino ski field is located in St.

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Ōnawe Peninsula

The Ōnawe Peninsula is a volcanic plug inside Akaroa Harbour, on Banks Peninsula in Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Balclutha Aerodrome

Balclutha Aerodrome is a small airport 0.5 Nautical Miles (1 km) southeast of Balclutha township on the east coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

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Balclutha, New Zealand

Balclutha (Iwikatea) is a town in Otago, lying towards the end of the Clutha River, on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula is a peninsula of volcanic origin on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Basalt

Basalt is a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon.

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Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Benmore Dam

Benmore Dam is the largest dam within the Waitaki power scheme, located in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Bill (law)

A bill is proposed legislation under consideration by a legislature.

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Black-fronted tern

The black-fronted tern (Chlidonias albostriatus) also known as sea martin, ploughboy, inland tern, riverbed tern or tarapiroe,Rod Morris and Alison Ballance, "Rare Wildlife of New Zealand", Random House, 2008 is a small tern generally found in or near bodies of fresh water in New Zealand and forages for freshwater fish, arthropods and worms.

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Blenheim, New Zealand

Blenheim (Waiharakeke) is the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Bluff Branch

The Bluff Branch, officially the Bluff Line since 2011, is a railway line in Southland, New Zealand that links Invercargill with the port of Bluff.

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Bluff Maritime Museum

The Bluff Maritime Museum is located in New Zealand's southern-most port of Bluff.

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Bluff, New Zealand

Bluff (Motupōhue), previously known as Campbelltown and often referred to as "The Bluff", is a town and seaport in the Southland region, on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Bob Parker (mayor)

Sir Robert John Parker (born 13 January 1953) is a former New Zealand broadcaster and politician.

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Border control

Border controls are measures taken by a country to monitor or regulate its borders.

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Braided river

A braided river, or braided channel, consists of a network of river channels separated by small, and often temporary, islands called braid bars or, in British usage, aits or eyots.

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Branch line

A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.

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British Isles

The British Isles are a group of islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe that consist of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and over six thousand smaller isles.

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Broken River (New Zealand)

Broken River is a river in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Broken River Ski Area

Broken River is a club skifield in South Island, New Zealand.

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Buller District

Buller District is one of 53 districts of New Zealand, and is within the West Coast Region.

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Cadbury World

Cadbury World is a visitor attraction, featuring a self-guided exhibition tour, created and run by the Cadbury chocolate company.

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Camping

Camping is an outdoor activity involving overnight stays away from home in a shelter, such as a tent.

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Canterbury cricket team

Canterbury is a New Zealand first class cricket team based in Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

The Canterbury Museum is a museum located in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand in the city's Cultural Precinct.

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Canterbury Plains

The Canterbury Plains is an area in New Zealand centred in the Mid Canterbury, to the south of the city of Christchurch in the Canterbury region.

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Canterbury Province

The Canterbury Province was a province of New Zealand from 1853 until the abolition of provincial government in 1876.

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Canterbury Rugby Football Union

The Canterbury Rugby Football Union (also referred to as "Canterbury" or "CRFU") is the governing body for rugby union in a portion of the Canterbury Region of New Zealand.

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Canterbury Television

Canterbury Television was an independent television station broadcasting in Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Canterbury, New Zealand

Canterbury (Waitaha) is a region of New Zealand, located in the central-eastern South Island.

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Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is an alpine resort in New Zealand's South Island.

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Cat

The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Central Districts cricket team

Central Districts, also known as the Central Stags, are a first-class cricket team based in central New Zealand.

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Central Otago

Central Otago is an informal name for the inland part of the Otago region in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Central Otago District

Central Otago District is local government district in New Zealand.

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Centre of Contemporary Art

Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA, formerly the Canterbury Society of Arts) is a curated art gallery in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Cessna 421

The Cessna 421 Golden Eagle is an American six or seven seat twin-engined light transport aircraft, developed in the 1960s by Cessna as a pressurized version of the earlier Cessna 411.

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Cessna 441 Conquest II

The Cessna 441 Conquest II is the first turboprop powered aircraft designed by Cessna and was meant to fill the gap between their jets and piston-engined aircraft.

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Chatham Islands

The Chatham Islands form an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about east of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Chinese people

Chinese people are the various individuals or ethnic groups associated with China, usually through ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship or other affiliation.

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Christchurch

Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region.

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Christchurch Arts Centre

The Christchurch Arts Centre is a hub for arts, crafts and entertainment in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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ChristChurch Cathedral, Christchurch

ChristChurch Cathedral, or (rarely) Cathedral Church of Christ, is a deconsecrated Anglican cathedral in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch City Council is the local government authority for Christchurch in New Zealand.

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Christchurch Hospital

Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary hospital in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Christchurch International Airport

Christchurch International Airport is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), formerly the Christchurch Technical College, was an institute of technology in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Clarence River (New Zealand)

The Waiau Toa / Clarence River is on northeast South Island of New Zealand.

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Climate

Climate is the statistics of weather over long periods of time.

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Clutha District

Clutha District is a local government district of southern New Zealand, with its headquarters in the Otago town of Balclutha.

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Clutha River

The Clutha River / Mata-Au is the second longest river in New Zealand and the longest in the South Island.

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Clyde Dam

The Clyde Dam, New Zealand's third largest hydroelectric dam, is built on the Clutha River near the town of Clyde.

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Coastal Pacific

| The Coastal Pacific is a long-distance passenger train between Picton and Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand, operated by The Great Journeys of New Zealand.

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Colin McCahon

Colin John McCahon (1August 191927May 1987) was a prominent New Zealand artist whose work over forty-five years consisted of various styles including landscape, figuration, abstraction and the overlay of painted text.

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Colony of New South Wales

The colony of New South Wales was a colony of the British Empire from 1788 to 1901, when it became a State in the federal Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 1901.

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Conway River (New Zealand)

The Conway River is part of the traditional boundary between the Canterbury and Marlborough regions in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Cook Strait

Cook Strait (Te Moana-o-Raukawa) lies between the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

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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.

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Craigieburn Forest Park

Craigieburn Forest Park is a protected area in the South Island of New Zealand, adjacent to Arthur's Pass National Park to the north.

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Craigieburn Range

The Craigieburn Range forms part of the Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island.

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Craigieburn Valley Ski Area

Craigieburn Valley Ski Area is a club skifield in the Southern Alps of New Zealand's South Island, about 104km west from Christchurch.

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Cricket in New Zealand

Cricket is the national and most popular summer sport in New Zealand, second only in total sporting popularity to rugby.

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Crocodile

Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

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Cromwell Racecourse Aerodrome

Cromwell Racecourse Aerodrome is a small airport 1 Nautical Mile (1.9km) to the west of Cromwell township in Central Otago on the South Island of New Zealand.

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Cromwell, New Zealand

Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand.

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Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is a form of skiing where skiers rely on their own locomotion to move across snow-covered terrain, rather than using ski lifts or other forms of assistance.

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Crown colony

Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.

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Crusaders (rugby union)

The Crusaders (formerly the Canterbury Crusaders and officially the BNZ Crusaders due to sponsorship by the Bank of New Zealand) are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Christchurch, who compete in the Super Rugby competition.

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Cue TV

Cue TV was a regional television station in New Zealand which started in October 1996 as Mercury Television.

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D'Urville Island (New Zealand)

d'Urville Island is an island in the Marlborough Sounds along the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Darfield, New Zealand

Darfield is a town in the Selwyn District of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Decentralization

Decentralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision-making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group.

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Deloitte

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a UK-incorporated multinational professional services network.

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Department of Conservation (New Zealand)

The Department of Conservation (DOC) (Māori: Te Papa Atawhai) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with the conservation of New Zealand's natural and historical heritage.

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Department of Corrections (New Zealand)

The Department of Corrections (Corrections) (Māori: Ara Poutama Aotearoa) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with managing the New Zealand corrections system.

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Dialect

The term dialect (from Latin,, from the Ancient Greek word,, "discourse", from,, "through" and,, "I speak") is used in two distinct ways to refer to two different types of linguistic phenomena.

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District health board

District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand are organisations established by the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, responsible for ensuring the provision of health and disability services to populations within a defined geographical area.

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Districts of New Zealand

A district in New Zealand is a territorial authority area governed by a district council as a second-tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils.

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Drift to the north

Drift to the north is a term used in New Zealand to refer to the internal migration of people from the South Island to the country's main metropolitan area, Auckland, in the northern North Island.

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Dunedin

Dunedin (Ōtepoti) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago region.

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Dunedin Airport

Dunedin Airport, officially Dunedin International Airport, though daily known as Dunedin Airport and colloquially known as Momona Airport, is an international airport in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand, serving Dunedin city and the Otago and Southland regions.

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Dunedin City AFC

Dunedin City is a former New Zealand football club based in the South Island city of Dunedin.

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Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery holds the main public art collection of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Dunedin railway station

Dunedin railway station in Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island, designed by George Troup, is the city's fourth station.

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Dunedin Railways

The Dunedin Railways (formerly the Taieri Gorge Railway) is an operator of a railway line and tourist trains based at Dunedin Railway Station in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC), (Kōmihana Rūwhenua), is a New Zealand Crown entity that invests in natural disaster research and education as well as providing natural disaster insurance to residential property owners.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.

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Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre (5 August 1815 – 30 November 1901) was an English land explorer of the Australian continent, colonial administrator, and a controversial Governor of Jamaica.

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Endemism

Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Environmental issue

Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.

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Ethnogenesis

Ethnogenesis (from Greek ethnos ἔθνος, "group of people, nation", and genesis γένεσις, "beginning, coming into being"; plural ethnogeneses) is "the formation and development of an ethnic group." This can originate through a process of self-identification as well as come about as the result of outside identification.

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Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel) (now H125) is a single-engine light utility helicopter originally designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters).

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Eurocopter AS355 Écureuil 2

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS355 Écureuil 2 (or Twin Squirrel) is a twin-engine light utility helicopter originally manufactured by Aérospatiale in France (later part of Eurocopter Group, now Airbus Helicopters).

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European New Zealanders

European New Zealanders are New Zealanders of European descent.

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Extinction

In biology, extinction is the termination of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species.

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ExxonMobil

Exxon Mobil Corporation, doing business as ExxonMobil, is an American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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Fairlie, New Zealand

Fairlie is a Mackenzie District service town located in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Fauna

Fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time.

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Ferrymead Heritage Park

Ferrymead Heritage Park is a museum in Christchurch, New Zealand, housing groups with historical themes, mainly transport related.

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Film

A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Fiordland

Fiordland is a geographic region of New Zealand in the south-western corner of the South Island, comprising the western-most third of Southland.

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Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park occupies the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand.

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First voyage of James Cook

The first voyage of James Cook was a combined Royal Navy and Royal Society expedition to the south Pacific Ocean aboard HMS ''Endeavour'', from 1768 to 1771.

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Firth of Clyde

The Firth of Clyde is an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off the southwest coast of Scotland, named for the River Clyde which empties into it.

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Fjord

Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier.

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Flora

Flora is the plant life occurring in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring or indigenous—native plant life.

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Foehn wind

A föhn or foehn is a type of dry, warm, down-slope wind that occurs in the lee (downwind side) of a mountain range.

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Ford Trophy (cricket)

The Ford trophy is the main domestic List A limited overs cricket competition in New Zealand.

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Forest

A forest is a large area dominated by trees.

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Forest Field Aerodrome

Forest Field Aerodrome is a small airport 10 nautical miles (18.5 km) to the northwest of Christchurch International Airport in Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Fossil

A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier / Te Moeka o Tuawe is a temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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Fox Peak

Fox Peak is a small club skifield located to the east of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's South Island.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.

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Frances Hodgkins

Frances Mary Hodgkins (28 April 1869 – 13 May 1947) was a painter chiefly of landscape and still life, and for a short period was a designer of textiles.

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Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier / Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere is a long (from Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Accessed 2008-01-16.) temperate maritime glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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Free Church of Scotland (1843–1900)

The Free Church of Scotland was a Scottish denomination which was formed in 1843 by a large withdrawal from the established Church of Scotland in a schism or division known as the Disruption of 1843.

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French Pass

Te Aumiti / French Pass is a narrow and treacherous stretch of water that separates D'Urville Island, at the north end of the South Island of New Zealand, from the mainland coast.

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French ship Astrolabe (1811)

Astrolabe was a horse barge converted to an exploration ship of the French Navy and was originally named Coquille.

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Furniture, Manufacturing & Associated Workers Union

The Furniture, Manufacturing & Associated Workers Union is a trade union in New Zealand.

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Gabriel's Gully

Gabriel's Gully is a locality in Otago, New Zealand, three kilometres from Lawrence township and close to the Tuapeka River.

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Geoff Williams (painter)

Geoff Williams (born 1957) is a New Zealand contemporary realist artist, based in the southern South Island city of Dunedin, Otago.

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GeoNet

GeoNet was an early international on-line services network built using microcomputers.

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George Grey

Sir George Grey, KCB (14 April 1812 – 19 September 1898) was a British soldier, explorer, Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Cape Colony (South Africa), the 11th Premier of New Zealand and a writer.

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Glacial period

A glacial period (alternatively glacial or glaciation) is an interval of time (thousands of years) within an ice age that is marked by colder temperatures and glacier advances.

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Glacier

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Glentanner Aerodrome

Glentanner Aerodrome is an aerodrome located at the north west end of Lake Pukaki in New Zealand.

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GNS Science

GNS Science (Māori: Te Pū Ao) is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute.

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Gold mining

Gold mining is the resource extraction of gold by mining.

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Gold rush

A gold rush is a new discovery of gold—sometimes accompanied by other precious metals and rare earth minerals—that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.

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Golden Bay

Golden Bay / Mohua is a shallow, paraboloid shaped bay in New Zealand, near the northern tip of the South Island.

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Gondwana

Gondwana, or Gondwanaland, was a supercontinent that existed from the Neoproterozoic (about 550 million years ago) until the Carboniferous (about 320 million years ago).

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Gore Aerodrome

Gore Airport, also known as Charlton Aerodrome, is an aerodrome between Gore and Mataura in New Zealand.

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Gore District, New Zealand

Gore District is a municipality in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Gore, New Zealand

Gore (Maruawai) is a town and district in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Governor-General of New Zealand

The Governor-General of New Zealand (Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa) is the viceregal representative of the monarch of New Zealand, currently Queen Elizabeth II.

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Grahame Sydney

Grahame Charles Sydney (born 1948) is a New Zealand artist, based in the southern South Island region of Otago.

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Great South Basin

The Great South Basin is an area of mainly sea to the south of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Great spotted kiwi

The great spotted kiwi, great grey kiwi,Davies, S. J. J. F. (2003) or roroa (Apteryx haastii) is a species of kiwi endemic to the South Island of New Zealand.

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Greenock

Greenock (Grianaig) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire, located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland.

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Grey District

Grey District in the West Coast Region of New Zealand is a municipality that covers Greymouth, Runanga, Blackball, Cobden and settlements along the Grey River.

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Greymouth

Greymouth (Māori: Māwhera) is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council.

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Greymouth Airport

Greymouth Airport is a small, uncontrolled aerodrome located in the suburb of Blaketown, 1 Nautical mile (1.9 km) south of the Greymouth CBD on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Greymouth Petroleum

Greymouth Petroleum is an energy company in New Zealand, established 2000.

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Greymouth Star

The Greymouth Star, formerly the Greymouth Evening Star is a daily newspaper published in Greymouth and circulated in Westland, New Zealand from Westport to Haast.

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Guangdong

Guangdong is a province in South China, located on the South China Sea coast.

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Haast Aerodrome

Haast Aerodrome, is an aerodrome 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Haast in New Zealand.

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Haast's eagle

The Haast's eagle (Harpagornis moorei) is an extinct species of eagle that once lived in the South Island of New Zealand, commonly accepted to be the Pouakai of Maori legend.

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Haast, New Zealand

Haast is an area in the Westland District territorial authority on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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Halfmoon Bay (Stewart Island)

Halfmoon Bay lies on the eastern coast of Stewart Island/Rakiura in New Zealand.

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Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Hanmer Springs Ski Area, located on Mount Saint Patrick, South Island, New Zealand is a club skifield 17km (about 35 minutes' drive) from the town of Hanmer Springs.

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Hectare

The hectare (SI symbol: ha) is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to a square with 100 meter sides, or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land.

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Heliskiing

Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing or snowboarding reached by helicopter, instead of a ski lift.

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Highlanders (rugby union)

The Highlanders (formerly the Otago Highlanders and currently known as the Pulse Energy Highlanders for sponsorship reasons) are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Dunedin that compete in Super Rugby.

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Hiking

Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks.

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HMNZS Canterbury (L421)

HMNZS Canterbury is a multi-role vessel (MRV) of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

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HMS Endeavour

HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1768 to 1771.

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Hokitika

Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River.

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Hokitika Airport

Hokitika Aerodrome is a small, uncontrolled aerodrome located 1 NM (1.9 km) north east of Hokitika in the suburb of Seaview on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Hooker Glacier (New Zealand)

Hooker Glacier is one of several glaciers close to the slopes of Aoraki / Mount Cook in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

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Hooker Lake

Hooker Lake is a proglacial lake that started to form in the late 1970s by the recent retreat of the Hooker Glacier.

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Hurunui District

Hurunui District is a political district on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, north of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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HVDC Inter-Island

The HVDC Inter-Island link is a long, 1200 MW bipolar high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system connecting the electricity networks of the North Island and South Island of New Zealand together.

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IATA airport code

An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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ICAO airport code

The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world.

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Imperial British Conservative Party

The Imperial British Conservative Party was a farcical political party founded by The Wizard of New Zealand.

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Indo-Australian Plate

The Indo-Australian Plate is a major tectonic plate that includes the continent of Australia and surrounding ocean, and extends northwest to include the Indian subcontinent and adjacent waters.

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Inspector

Inspector is both a police rank and an administrative position, both used in a number of contexts.

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International trade

International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories.

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Invercargill

Invercargill (Waihōpai) is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world.

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Invercargill Airport

Invercargill Airport is a controlled aerodrome located west of the city centre of Invercargill at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Invincible Snowfields

Invincible Snowfields is a private ski resort near Glenorchy in the South Island of New Zealand.

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ISO 3166-2:NZ

ISO 3166-2:NZ is the entry for New Zealand in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166.

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Iwi

Iwi are the largest social units in New Zealand Māori society.

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James Cook

Captain James Cook (7 November 1728Old style date: 27 October14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy.

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Jim Anderton's Progressive Party

Jim Anderton's Progressive Party (formed in 2002 as the Progressive Party and renamed after its founder in 2005) was a New Zealand political party generally somewhat to the left of its ally, the Labour Party.

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Jules Dumont d'Urville

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (23 May 1790 – 8 May 1842) was a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.

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Julius Vogel

Sir Julius Vogel (24 February 1835 – 12 March 1899) was the eighth Premier of New Zealand.

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Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park is a national park in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand, ranging to near Golden Bay in north.

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Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi is a town in the Waimakariri District of the Canterbury region, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Kaikoura

Kaikoura ("Kaikōura", from "Te Ahi Kaikōura a Tama ki te Rangi") is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Kaikoura Airport

Kaikoura Airport is an uncontrolled aerodrome located southwest of Kaikoura at Peketa on the South Island of New Zealand.

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Kaikoura Ranges

The Kaikoura Ranges are two parallel ranges of mountains located in the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Kapiti Island

Kapiti Island is an island about off the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand.

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Kāti Mamoe

Ngāti Mamoe, or Kāti Mamoe, is a historic Māori iwi.

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Kea

The kea (Nestor notabilis) is a large species of parrot in the family Nestoridae found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Kingston Branch

| The Kingston Branch was a major railway line in Southland, New Zealand.

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Kingston, New Zealand

Kingston is a small town at the southernmost end of Lake Wakatipu, just north of the border of Otago and Southland, in New Zealand's South Island.

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Lake

A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake.

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Lake Benmore

Lake Benmore is a lake located in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Lake Grassmere

Lake Grassmere / Kapara Te Hau is a New Zealand lake in the northeastern South Island, close to Cook Strait.

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Lake Hauroko

Lake Hauroko is located in a mountain valley in Fiordland National Park in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Lake Manapouri

Lake Manapōuri is located in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Lake Manuherikia

Lake Manuherikia was a prehistoric lake which once stretched over some in what is now inland Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Lake McKerrow

Lake McKerrow, also known by the Māori name of Whakatipu Waitai, lies at the northern end of Fiordland, in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island.

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Lake Monowai

Lake Monowai is a large lake (31 km²) in the southern part of Fiordland National Park, in New Zealand's South Island, 120 kilometres northwest of Invercargill.

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Lake Poteriteri

Lake Poteriteri is the southernmost of the large lakes in Fiordland National Park in New Zealand's South Island.

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Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki is the largest of three roughly parallel alpine lakes running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin on New Zealand's South Island.

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Lake Rotoiti (Tasman)

Lake Rotoiti, previously also known as Lake Arthur, is a lake in the Tasman Region of New Zealand.

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Lake Rotoroa (Tasman)

Lake Rotoroa lies within the borders of Nelson Lakes National Park in the South Island, New Zealand.

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Lake Sumner Forest Park

Gabriel hut at lake Sumner Forest Park Lake Sumner Forest Park is a forest park located in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Lake Te Anau

Lake Te Anau is in the southwestern corner of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand (the others are Lake Pukaki and Lake Ohau).

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Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake (finger lake) in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Law enforcement agency

A law enforcement agency (LEA), in North American English, is a government agency responsible for the enforcement of the laws.

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Leadership

Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

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Lincoln University (New Zealand)

Lincoln University (Māori: Te Whare Wanaka o Aoraki) is a New Zealand university that was formed in 1990 when Lincoln College, Canterbury was made independent of the University of Canterbury.

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Lincoln, New Zealand

Lincoln is a town in the Selwyn District, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island.

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List of cities and towns in the South Island

This is a list of Cities and towns in the South Island of New Zealand.

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List of cities and towns in the South Island by population

This is a list of cities and towns in the South Island of New Zealand by the size of their urban area.

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List of cities in New Zealand

The word "city" began to take on two meanings in New Zealand after the local government reforms of 1989.

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List of islands by area

This list of islands by area includes all islands in the world greater than and several other islands over, sorted in descending order by area.

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List of islands by highest point

This is a list of islands in the world ordered by their highest point.

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List of islands of New Zealand

New Zealand consists of a large number of islands; estimated around six hundred.

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List of military units based in or affiliated with the South Island

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List of prisons in New Zealand

There are eighteen adult correctional facilities (prisons) in New Zealand.

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List of ship companies

The following articles list companies that operate ships.

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List of twin towns and sister cities in New Zealand

This is a list of twin towns and sister cities (see town twinning) in New Zealand.

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Local Government Act 2002

The Local Government Act 2002 of New Zealand is an Act of New Zealand's Parliament that defines Local Government in New Zealand.

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Loess

Loess (from German Löss) is a clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment that is formed by the accumulation of wind-blown dust.

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Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt (Awakairangi) is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand.

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Lyttelton Harbour

Lyttelton Harbour / Whakaraupō is one of two major inlets in Banks Peninsula, on the coast of Canterbury, New Zealand; the other is Akaroa Harbour.

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Lyttelton, New Zealand

Lyttelton (Māori: Ōhinehou) is a port town on the north shore of Lyttelton Harbour, at the north-western end of Banks Peninsula and close to Christchurch, on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Mackenzie Basin

The Mackenzie Basin (popularly and traditionally known as the Mackenzie Country) is an elliptical intermontane basin located in the Mackenzie and Waitaki Districts, near the centre of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Mackenzie District

Mackenzie District is a local government district in New Zealand's South Island administered by the Mackenzie District Council.

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Main North Line, New Zealand

The Main North Line, sometimes referred to as part of the South Island Main Trunk Railway, is a railway line that runs north from Christchurch in New Zealand up the east coast of the South Island through Kaikoura and Blenheim to Picton.

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Main South Line

The Main South Line, sometimes referred to as part of the South Island Main Trunk Railway, is a railroad line that runs north and south from Lyttelton in New Zealand through Christchurch and along the east coast of the South Island to Invercargill via Dunedin.

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Malherbe's parakeet

Malherbe's parakeet – usually known as the orange-fronted parakeet (Cyanoramphus malherbi) or, in Māori, kākāriki karaka – is a small parrot endemic to New Zealand.

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Manapouri

Manapouri is a small town in Southland / Fiordland, in the southwest corner of the South Island, in New Zealand.

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Manapouri Power Station

Manapōuri Power Station is an underground hydroelectric power station on the western arm of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Marlborough Region

The Marlborough Region, commonly known simply as Marlborough, is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island.

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Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds are an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys at the northern end of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Maxima and minima

In mathematical analysis, the maxima and minima (the respective plurals of maximum and minimum) of a function, known collectively as extrema (the plural of extremum), are the largest and smallest value of the function, either within a given range (the local or relative extrema) or on the entire domain of a function (the global or absolute extrema).

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Māori language

Māori, also known as te reo ("the language"), is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand.

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Māori people

The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.

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Māui (Māori mythology)

In Māori mythology, as in other Polynesian traditions, Māui is a culture hero and a trickster, famous for his exploits and cleverness.

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MBB/Kawasaki BK 117

The MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 is a twin-engined medium utility–transport helicopter.

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Mecca

Mecca or Makkah (مكة is a city in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula, and the plain of Tihamah in Saudi Arabia, and is also the capital and administrative headquarters of the Makkah Region. The city is located inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of above sea level, and south of Medina. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj (حَـجّ, "Pilgrimage") period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhūl-Ḥijjah (ذُو الْـحِـجَّـة). As the birthplace of Muhammad, and the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran (specifically, a cave from Mecca), Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, acting either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger polities. It was conquered by Ibn Saud in 1925. In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, home to structures such as the Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world's fourth tallest building and the building with the third largest amount of floor area. During this expansion, Mecca has lost some historical structures and archaeological sites, such as the Ajyad Fortress. Today, more than 15 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj. As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Muslim world,Fattah, Hassan M., The New York Times (20 January 2005). even though non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.

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MediaWorks New Zealand

MediaWorks New Zealand is a New Zealand-based television, radio and interactive media company entirely owned by Oaktree Capital Management.

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Mercalli intensity scale

The Mercalli intensity scale is a seismic intensity scale used for measuring the intensity of an earthquake.

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Midland Line, New Zealand

The Midland line is a 212 km section of railway between Rolleston and Greymouth in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.

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Milford Sound Airport

Milford Sound Airport is a small but very busy (in terms of flight movements) airport in Milford Sound, in New Zealands Fiordland region of the South Island.

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Milford Track

The Milford Track is a widely known tramping (hiking) route in New Zealand – located amidst mountains and temperate rain forest in Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the South Island.

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Milton, New Zealand

Milton, formerly known as Tokomairiro or Tokomairaro, is a town of 2,000 people, located on State Highway 1, 50 kilometres to the south of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand.

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Ministry of Economic Development (New Zealand)

The Ministry of Economic Development (Manatū Ōhanga) was a New Zealand public sector organisation tasked with promoting development of New Zealand's economy.

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Miocene

The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).

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Mitre 10 Cup

The Mitre 10 Cup is a rugby union professional competition for New Zealand unions.

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Mitsui

is one of the largest keiretsu in Japan and one of the largest corporate groups in the world.

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Mixed train

A mixed train is a train that hauls both passenger and freight cars or wagons.

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Moa

The moa were nine species (in six genera) of flightless birds endemic to New Zealand.

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Moment magnitude scale

The moment magnitude scale (MMS; denoted as Mw or M) is one of many seismic magnitude scales used to measure the size of earthquakes.

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Moraine

A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (regolith and rock) that occurs in both currently and formerly glaciated regions on Earth (i.e. a past glacial maximum), through geomorphological processes.

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Moriori

Moriori are the indigenous people of the Chatham Islands (Rēkohu in Moriori, Wharekauri in Māori), east of the New Zealand archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.

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Moriori language

Moriori is an extinct Polynesian language most closely related to New Zealand Māori.

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Mosgiel

Mosgiel is an urban satellite of Dunedin in Otago, New Zealand, fifteen kilometres west of the city's centre.

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Motueka

The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay.

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Motueka Aerodrome

Motueka Aerodrome is the airport serving Motueka, New Zealand and is owned and managed by Tasman District Council.

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Mount Aspiring / Tititea

Mount Aspiring / Tititea is New Zealand's 23rd-highest mountain.

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Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park is in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, north of Fiordland National Park, and between Otago and south Westland.

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Mount Cargill

Mount Cargill, known in Māori as Kapukataumahaka, on Kāti Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki website, viewed 2012-01-04 is a volcanic outcrop which dominates the skyline of northern Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Mount Cheeseman

Mount Cheeseman is a club snowfield in New Zealand's South Island, near the town of Springfield, about an hour and a half from Christchurch.

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Mount Cook Aerodrome

Mount Cook Aerodrome is an airport near Mount Cook Village, New Zealand.

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Mount Dobson

Mount Dobson is a ski resort in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Mount Horrible

Mount Horrible is a summit in Asotin County, Washington, in the United States.

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Mount Hutt

Mount Hutt (Opuke) rises to the west of the Canterbury Plains in the South Island of New Zealand, above the braided upper reaches of the Rakaia River, and 80 kilometres west of Christchurch.

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Mount Olympus Ski Area

Mount Olympus Ski Area, dubbed "playground of the gods", is a club skifield in Craigieburn Range, on New Zealand's South Island.

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Mount Potts

Mount Potts is a specialist backcountry station located in the upper reaches of the Rangitata Valley, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Mount Richmond Forest Park

Mount Richmond Forest Park is a forest park in New Zealand, administered by the Department of Conservation.

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Mount Robert

Pourangahau / Mount Robert is a 1,421m high mountain in the Nelson area of New Zealand's South Island.

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Mountaineering

Mountaineering is the sport of mountain climbing.

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Mueller Glacier

The Mueller Glacier is a long glacier flowing through Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Munster

Munster (an Mhumhain / Cúige Mumhan,.

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Murchison Glacier

The Murchison Glacier is an long glacier flowing through Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Muslim

A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.

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National Basketball League (New Zealand)

The National Basketball League (NBL) is the pre-eminent semi-professional men's basketball league in New Zealand.

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National Competition

The National Competition (previously called the National Zonal Competition) is the top-level rugby league competition run by the New Zealand Rugby League.

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National Democrats Party

The National Democrats Party (NDP) was a small right-wing political party in New Zealand, formed in 1999 by Anton Foljambe.

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National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research or NIWA (Māori: Taihoro Nukurangi), is a Crown Research Institute of New Zealand.

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National park

A national park is a park in use for conservation purposes.

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National Parks Act 1980 (New Zealand)

The National Parks Act is an Act of Parliament passed in New Zealand in 1980.

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Nelson Airport (New Zealand)

Nelson Airport (Māori: Te Papa Waka Rererangi o Whakatū), is located 6 km southwest of the city, in the suburb of Annesbrook, in Nelson, New Zealand.

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Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park is located in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is the largest public Tertiary Education Institution at the Top of the South Island in New Zealand.

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Nelson Province

The Nelson Province constituted in 1853 under the New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 and covered the entire upper South Island, including all of the present-day Buller, Kaikoura, Marlborough, Nelson, Tasman as well as the Grey District north of the Grey River and the Hurunui District north of the Hurunui River.

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Nelson Provincial Museum

The Nelson Provincial Museum, Pupuri Taonga O Te Tai Ao is a regional museum in the city of Nelson, New Zealand.

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Nelson Section

The Nelson Section was an isolated, gauge, government-owned railway line between Nelson and Glenhope in the Tasman district of New Zealand's South Island.

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Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson (Whakatū) is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New Leinster Province

New Leinster was a province of the Colony of New Zealand, consisting of Stewart Island/Rakiura and named after the Irish province of Leinster.

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New Munster Province

New Munster was an early original European name for the South Island of New Zealand, given by the Governor of New Zealand, Captain William Hobson, in honour of Munster, the Irish province in which he was born.

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New South Wales

New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.

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New Ulster Province

New Ulster was a province of the Colony of New Zealand that existed between 1841 and 1853.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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New Zealand Army

The New Zealand Army (Ngāti Tūmatauenga, "Tribe of the God of War") is the land component of the New Zealand Defence Force and comprises around 4,500 Regular Force personnel, 2,000 Territorial Force personnel and 500 civilians.

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New Zealand Building Trades Union

The New Zealand Building Trades Union (NZBTU) is a national trade union in New Zealand.

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New Zealand Company

The New Zealand Company was a 19th-century English company that played a key role in the colonisation of New Zealand.

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New Zealand Constitution Act 1846

The New Zealand Constitution Act 1846 (9 & 10 Vict. c. 103) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom intended to grant self-government to the Colony of New Zealand, but it was never fully implemented.

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New Zealand Constitution Act 1852

The New Zealand Constitution Act 1852 (15 & 16 Vict. c. 72) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that granted self-government to the Colony of New Zealand.

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New Zealand Customs Service

The Customs Service (In Māori, Te Mana Arai o Aotearoa) is a state sector organisation of New Zealand whose role is to provide border control and protect the community from potential risks arising from international trade and travel, as well as collecting duties and taxes on imports to the country.

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New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit

The New Zealand Democratic Party for Social Credit (shortened to Democrats for Social Credit) is a small leftist political party in New Zealand.

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New Zealand DJ class locomotive

The New Zealand DJ class locomotive is a type of diesel-electric locomotive in service on the New Zealand rail network.

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New Zealand electorates

An electorate is a geographical constituency used for electing members to the New Zealand Parliament.

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New Zealand Exchange

NZX Limited builds and operates capital, risk and commodity markets and the infrastructure required to support them.

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New Zealand Football Championship

The New Zealand Football Championship (NZFC, known as the ISPS Handa Premiership from 2017 for sponsorship reasons) is the top association football division in New Zealand.

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New Zealand Forest Service

The New Zealand Forest Service was originally established in 1919 as the State Forest Service.

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New Zealand general election, 1999

The 1999 New Zealand general election was held on 27 November 1999 to determine the composition of the 46th New Zealand Parliament.

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New Zealand Geographic Board

The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) (Māori: Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) is constituted under the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, and was previously constituted under the New Zealand Geographic Board Act 1946.

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New Zealand goose

The New Zealand geese formed the extinct genus Cnemiornis of the family Anatidae, subfamily Anserinae.

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New Zealand House of Representatives

The New Zealand House of Representatives is a component of the New Zealand Parliament, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor-General).

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New Zealand Ice Hockey League

The NZIHL is New Zealand’s national ice hockey league.

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New Zealand king shag

The New Zealand king shag (Leucocarbo carunculatus), also known as the rough-faced shag or king shag, is a rare bird endemic to New Zealand.

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New Zealand Meat & Related Trades Workers Union

The New Zealand Meat & Related Trades Workers Union is a trade union in New Zealand.

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New Zealand Media and Entertainment

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (abbreviated NZME and stylized as NZME.) is a New Zealand newspaper, radio, outdoor advertising and digital media business.

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New Zealand Parliament

The New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives.

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New Zealand Police

The New Zealand Police (Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa) is the national police force of New Zealand, responsible for enforcing criminal law, enhancing public safety, maintaining order and keeping the peace throughout New Zealand.

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New Zealand rock wren

The New Zealand rock wren (Xenicus gilviventris) is a small New Zealand wren (family Acanthisittidae) endemic to the South Island of New Zealand.

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New Zealand State Highway 73

State Highway 73 (SH 73) is a major east-west South Island state highway in New Zealand connecting Christchurch on the east coast with Cass/Hokitika via the Southern Alps.

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New Zealand Wars

The New Zealand Wars were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New Zealand from 1845 to 1872 between the New Zealand government and the Māori.

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Ngāi Tahu

Ngāi Tahu, or Kāi Tahu, is the principal Māori iwi (tribe) of the southern region of New Zealand.

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Ngāti Toa

Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Toarangatira or Ngāti Toa Rangatira, is a Māori iwi (tribe) in the lower North Island and upper South Island of New Zealand.

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Nigel Brown

Nigel Roderick Brown, ONZM (born 1949) is a New Zealand painter living in coastal Southland whose work is mainly about the history of New Zealand and its natives.

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Nor'west arch

The Nor'west arch is a weather pattern peculiar to the east coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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North Island

The North Island (Māori: Te Ika-a-Māui) is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the slightly larger but much less populous South Island by Cook Strait.

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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 (which has experienced rapid growth as a developing centre for astronomy and for gliding).

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North vs South rugby union match

The North vs South match, sometimes known as the Interisland match was a longstanding rugby union fixture in New Zealand.

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NZ South Island Party

The NZ South Island Party was a New Zealand regionalist political party, advocating greater representational say for the South Island.

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NZR JA class

The NZR JA class were a type of 4-8-2 steam locomotive used on the New Zealand railway network.

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NZR RM class (88 seater)

The NZR RM class 88-seaters were a class of railcar used in New Zealand, known unofficially as 'Articulateds', 'Twinsets', 'Drewrys' or 'Fiats'.

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NZR RM class (Vulcan)

The NZR RM class Vulcan railcars were operated by the New Zealand Government Railways (NZR) in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Oamaru

Oamaru (Te Oha-a-Maru) is the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, it is the main town in the Waitaki District.

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Oamaru Airport

Oamaru Airport is an airport located 20 km north of Oamaru just alongside of state highway 1, at Hilderthorpe in the North Otago region and the Waitaki District of New Zealand.

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Oceania

Oceania is a geographic region comprising Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Australasia.

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Offshore drilling

Offshore drilling is a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled below the seabed.

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Ohau (skifield)

Ohau is a small commercial skifield in the foothills of New Zealand's Southern Alps, near the boundary between the Otago and Canterbury regions, and close to the southwestern shore of the lake of the same name.

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Okarito kiwi

The Okarito kiwi (Apteryx rowi) also known as the rowi or Okarito brown kiwi, is a member of the kiwi family Apterygidae, described as new to science in 2003.

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Olveston (house)

Olveston Historic Home is a substantial house in an inner suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand.

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OMV

OMV (formerly abbreviation for Österreichische Mineralölverwaltung (Austrian Mineral Oil Administration)) is an Austrian integrated oil and gas company which is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.

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Ophir, New Zealand

Ophir is a small settlement in Central Otago, New Zealand, located between Alexandra and Ranfurly close to the east bank of the Manuherikia River.

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Origin Energy

Origin is an Australian listed public energy company with headquarters in Sydney.

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Otago

Otago is a region of New Zealand in the south of the South Island administered by the Otago Regional Council.

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Otago Central Railway

The Otago Central Railway (OCR) or in later years Otago Central Branch Railway, now often referred to as the Taieri Gorge Railway, was a secondary railway line in Central Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Otago cricket team

The Otago cricket team (nicknamed the Volts since the 1997-98 season) are a New Zealand first class cricket team formed in 1876 representing the Otago, Southland and North Otago regions.

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Otago Daily Times

The Otago Daily Times (ODT) is a newspaper published by Allied Press Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Otago Gold Rush

The Otago Gold Rush (often called the Central Otago Gold Rush) was a gold rush that occurred during the 1860s in Central Otago, New Zealand.

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Otago Harbour

Otago Harbour is the natural harbour of Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of a long, much-indented stretch of generally navigable water separating the Otago Peninsula from the mainland.

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Otago Museum

The Otago Museum is located in the city centre of Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is a public New Zealand tertiary education institute, centred in Dunedin with additional campuses in Cromwell and Auckland.

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Otago Province

The Otago Province was a province of New Zealand until the abolition of provincial government in 1876.

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Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

The Otago Rescue Helicopter trust is an emergency helicopter service covering the lower South Island area of New Zealand, used for accident and medical air ambulance missions, and search and rescue.

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Otago Rugby Football Union

The Otago Rugby Football Union is the official governing body of rugby union for the Otago region of New Zealand.

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Otira Tunnel

The Otira Tunnel is a railway tunnel on the Midland Line in the South Island of New Zealand, between Otira and Arthur's Pass.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Pacific Plate

The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean.

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Pacifism

Pacifism is opposition to war, militarism, or violence.

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Palmerston, New Zealand

The town of Palmerston, in New Zealand's South Island, lies 50 kilometres to the north of the city of Dunedin.

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Paparoa National Park

Paparoa National Park is on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Patea River

The Patea River is in Taranaki in the North Island of New Zealand.

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The word pā (IPA) can refer to any Māori village or defensive settlement, but often refers to hill forts – fortified settlements with palisades and defensive terraces – and also to fortified villages.

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Pākehā

Pākehā (or Pakeha) is a Māori-language term for New Zealanders of European descent.

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Peninsular War

The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict between Napoleon's empire (as well as the allied powers of the Spanish Empire), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Portugal, for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars.

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Peter McIntyre (artist)

Peter McIntyre (4 July 1910 – 11 September 1995) was a New Zealand painter and author.

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Picton Aerodrome

Picton Aerodrome is a Non-Certificated Aerodrome south of Picton township in the Marlborough District of the South Island in New Zealand.

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Picton, New Zealand

Picton (Waitohi) is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Plunket Shield

New Zealand has had a domestic first-class cricket championship since the 1906–07 season.

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Polynesian navigation

Traditional Polynesian navigation was used for thousands of years to make long voyages across thousands of miles of the open Pacific Ocean.

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Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers is a suburb and the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, with a population of 3,000.

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Port Chalmers Branch

The Port Chalmers Branch was the first railway line built in Otago, New Zealand, and linked the region's major city of Dunedin with the port in Port Chalmers.

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Port Hills

The Port Hills are a range of hills in Canterbury, New Zealand, so named because they lie between the city of Christchurch and its port at Lyttelton.

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Porters Ski Area

Porters, is a commercial ski resort just over an hour's drive west from Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Pounamu

Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, bowenite, or serpentinite stone found in southern New Zealand.

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Precipitation

In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity.

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Preposition and postposition

Prepositions and postpositions, together called adpositions (or broadly, in English, simply prepositions), are a class of words used to express spatial or temporal relations (in, under, towards, before) or mark various semantic roles (of, for).

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Presbyterianism

Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.

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Primary sector of the economy

An industry involved in the extraction and collection of natural resources, such as copper and timber, as well as by activities such as farming and fishing.

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Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Te Pirimia o Aotearoa) is the head of government of New Zealand.

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Provinces of New Zealand

The provinces of the Colony of New Zealand existed as a form of sub-national government.

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PTT Public Company Limited

PTT Public Company Limited or simply PTT (ปตท) is a Thai state-owned SET-listed oil and gas company.

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Pukaki Airport

Pukaki Airport is a small airport in the Mackenzie District of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Punakaiki

Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth.

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Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport is located in Frankton, Otago, New Zealand, and serves the resort town of Queenstown.

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown (Tāhuna) is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island.

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Queenstown-Lakes District

Queenstown-Lakes District, a New Zealand local government district, is part of the Otago Region.

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Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand (Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa), commonly known as RNZ, is a New Zealand public service radio broadcaster and Crown entity established under the Radio New Zealand Act 1995.

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Railcar

A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers.

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Rainbow Ski Area

Rainbow Ski Area is a ski resort in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Rainforest

Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall in the case of tropical rainforests between, and definitions varying by region for temperate rainforests.

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Rakiura National Park

Rakiura National Park is a nature reserve park located on Stewart Island / Rakiura, New Zealand.

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Rangiora

Rangiora is the largest town and seat of the Waimakariri District, in Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Rangitāne

For the ship see RMS Rangitane Rangitāne is a Māori iwi (tribe).

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Rapahoe Branch

| The Rapahoe Branch is a branch line railway that forms part of New Zealand's national rail network and is located on the West Coast of the South Island.

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Rapanui Rock

Rapanui, better known as The Shag Rock or simply "Shag Rock" was a notable sea stack which stood at the entrance of the Avon Heathcote Estuary near Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Rat

Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents in the superfamily Muroidea.

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Regions of New Zealand

New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions for local government purposes.

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Rhoticity in English

Rhoticity in English refers to English speakers' pronunciation of the historical rhotic consonant, and is one of the most prominent distinctions by which varieties of English can be classified.

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Ria

A ria is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley.

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Richard Pearse Airport

Richard Pearse Airport, also known as Timaru Airport, is located off the Pleasant Point HWY, 4 km north of the suburb Washdyke in Timaru, New Zealand.

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Richard Prosser

Richard Ivor Prosser (born 15 January 1967) is a New Zealand politician and a former member of the New Zealand House of Representatives.

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Richmond, New Zealand

Richmond is a town, and the seat of the Tasman District Council, that lies south of Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand, close to the southern extremity of Tasman Bay.

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Rolleston, New Zealand

Rolleston is the seat and largest town in the Selwyn District, in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Rose window

A rose window or Catherine window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery.

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Ross Branch

| The Ross Branch, officially known as the Hokitika Line since 2011, and previously as the Hokitika Industrial Line, is a branch line railway that forms part of New Zealand's national rail network.

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Roundhill Ski Area

Roundhill Ski Area is a family owned and run ski area in Canterbury, New Zealand, near the town of Lake Tekapo, 1.5 hours from Timaru and 3 hours from both Christchurch & Queenstown.

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Roxburgh Dam

The Roxburgh Dam is the earliest of the large hydroelectric projects in the southern South Island of New Zealand.

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Royal charter

A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.

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Royal New Zealand Navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN; Maori: Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa, "Warriors of the Sea of New Zealand") is the maritime arm of the New Zealand Defence Force. The fleet currently consists of ten ships and eight naval helicopters.

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Rugby Southland

Rugby Southland is the provincial rugby union who govern the Southland Region of New Zealand.

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Rugby union in New Zealand

Rugby union is the unofficial national sport of New Zealand.

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Sapping

Sapping is a term used in siege operations to describe any trench excavated near an attacked, defended fortification, under defensive small arms or artillery fire.

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Search and rescue

Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger.

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Seasider

The Seasider is a tourist train in the South Island of New Zealand, operated by the Dunedin Railways along the Main South Line between the historic Dunedin Railway Station and Palmerston once or twice a week in the summer months and occasionally during winter.

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Seddonville Branch

The Seddonville Branch, later truncated as the Ngakawau Branch, is a branch line railway in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Self-determination

The right of people to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law (commonly regarded as a jus cogens rule), binding, as such, on the United Nations as authoritative interpretation of the Charter's norms.

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Selwyn District

Selwyn District is a predominantly rural area in central Canterbury, on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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Semi-arid climate

A semi-arid climate or steppe climate is the climate of a region that receives precipitation below potential evapotranspiration, but not as low as a desert climate.

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Seventeen Provinces

The Seventeen Provinces were the Imperial states of the Habsburg Netherlands in the 16th century.

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Sewerage

Sewerage is the infrastructure that conveys sewage or surface runoff (stormwater, meltwater, rainwater) using sewers.

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Shield volcano

A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually composed almost entirely of fluid lava flows.

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Shona McFarlane

Shona Graham McFarlane, (27 March 1929 – 29 September 2001), was a New Zealand artist, journalist and broadcaster.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Ski resort

A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports.

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Ski touring

Ski touring is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas.

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Snow Farm, New Zealand

Snow Farm is a ski area near Wanaka, New Zealand, dedicated to cross-country skiing.

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Snow Park, New Zealand

Snow Park was a dedicated snowsports terrain park in South Island, New Zealand.

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Snowmobile

A snowmobile, also known as a motor sled, motor sledge, or snowmachine, is a motorized vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow.

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Solander Islands

The Solander Islands/Hautere are a small chain of uninhabited volcanic islets lying at, close to the western end of the Foveaux Strait in southern New Zealand.

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Sound (geography)

In geography, a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait).

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South Canterbury

South Canterbury is the name given semi-formally to the area of the Canterbury Region of the South Island of New Zealand bounded by the Rangitata River in the north and the Waitaki River (the border with the Otago Region) to the south.

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South Island giant moa

The South Island giant moa (Dinornis robustus) is a member of the moa family.

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South Island kōkako

The South Island kōkako (Callaeas cinereus) is a perhaps-extinct forest bird endemic to the South Island of New Zealand.

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South Island Limited

The South Island Limited was a passenger express train operated by the New Zealand Government Railways between 1949 and 1970.

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South Island Main Trunk Railway

The Main North Line between Picton and Christchurch and the Main South Line between Lyttelton and Invercargill, running down the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand, are sometimes together referred-to collectively as the South Island Main Trunk Railway (SIMT).

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South Island nationalism

South Island nationalism refers to a nationalist movement in the South Island of New Zealand.

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South Island oystercatcher

The South Island oystercatcher or South Island pied oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi) is one of the two common oystercatchers found in New Zealand.

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South Island piopio

The South Island piopio (Turnagra capensis) also known as the New Zealand thrush, was a passerine bird of the family Oriolidae.

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South Island robin

The South Island robin (Petroica australis), is a sparrow-sized bird found only in New Zealand, where it has the status of a protected endemic species.

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South Island takahē

The South Island takahē, notornis, or takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri), is a flightless bird indigenous to New Zealand and belonging to the rail family.

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Southern Alps

The Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri-o-te-Moana) is a mountain range extending along much of the length of New Zealand's South Island, reaching its greatest elevations near the range's western side.

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Southern Amalgamated Workers' Union

The Southern Amalgamated Workers' Union (AWUNZ) is a trade union in New Zealand.

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Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is south of the Equator.

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Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Murihiku) is one of New Zealand’s largest institutes of technology, with over 12,000 students in 2011.

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Southerner (New Zealand train)

The Southerner was a passenger express train in New Zealand's South Island between Christchurch and Invercargill along the South Island Main Trunk, that ran from Tuesday, 1 December 1970 to Sunday, 10 February 2002.

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Southland District

Southland District is a territorial authority in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery

The Museum was closed indefinitely on April 13th 2018 because of earthquake risks.

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Southland, New Zealand

Southland (Murihiku) is New Zealand's southernmost region.

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State of emergency

A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would normally not be permitted.

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States General of the Netherlands

The States General of the Netherlands (Staten-Generaal) is the bicameral legislature of the Netherlands consisting of the Senate (Eerste Kamer) and the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer).

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Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand (Tatauranga Aotearoa), branded as Stats NZ, is the public service department of New Zealand charged with the collection of statistics related to the economy, population and society of New Zealand.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Stewart Island

Stewart Island/Rakiura (commonly called Stewart Island) is the third-largest island of New Zealand.

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Stillwater, West Coast

Stillwater is a town in the South Island of New Zealand east of Greymouth on the banks of the Grey River in the Grey District of the West Coast, next to Brunner.

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Stillwater–Westport Line

The Stillwater Ngakawau Line (SNL), formerly the Stillwater–Westport Line (SWL) and the Ngakawau Branch, is a secondary main line, part of New Zealand's national rail network.

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Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz is a New Zealand news website published by Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Fairfax Media Ltd.

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Sunlight

Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, in particular infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light.

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Super Rugby

Super Rugby is a professional men's rugby union football competition in the Southern Hemisphere and Japan.

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Super Smash (cricket)

The Super Smash, currently named Burger King Super Smash for sponsorship purposes, is a domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in New Zealand, The tournament consists of a double round-robin, with the top three teams qualifying for the play-offs.

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Superintendent (police)

Superintendent (Supt), often shortened to "super", is a rank in British police services and in most English-speaking Commonwealth nations.

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Surface area

The surface area of a solid object is a measure of the total area that the surface of the object occupies.

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Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) provides quality tertiary education that meets the needs of West Coast students and businesses.

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Taieri Aerodrome

Taieri Aerodrome is an aerodrome 2.7 NM (5 km) west of Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Taiwan

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Takaka Aerodrome

The Takaka Aerodrome serves the town of Takaka, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Takaka, New Zealand

Takaka is a small town situated at the southeastern end of Golden Bay, at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island, located on the lower reaches of the Takaka River.

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Tariff

A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states.

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Tasman Bay

Tasman Bay / Te Tai-o-Aorere, originally known as Blind Bay, is a large V-shaped bay at the north end of New Zealand's South Island.

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Tasman District

Tasman District is a local government district in the north of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Tasman District Council

Tasman District Council is the unitary local authority for the Tasman District of New Zealand.

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Tasman Glacier

Haupapa / Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand, and one of several large glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island.

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Tasman Rugby Union

The Tasman Rugby Union is the governing body for rugby union at the top of the South Island in New Zealand.

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Tasman Sea

The Tasman Sea (Māori: Te Tai-o-Rehua) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand.

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Tax

A tax (from the Latin taxo) is a mandatory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or other legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund various public expenditures.

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Tūhawaiki

Tūhawaiki (– 10 October 1844) — often known as Hone Tūhawaiki, John Tūhawaiki or Jack Tūhawaiki, or by his nickname of "Bloody Jack" — became a paramount chief of the Ngāi Tahu Māori iwi in the southern part of the South Island of New Zealand, and was based predominantly on Ruapuke Island.

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Te Anau

Te Anau is a town in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Te Anau Airport

Te Anau Airport, Manapouri serves the towns of Te Anau and Manapouri.

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Te Rauparaha

Te Rauparaha (1760s – 27 November 1849) was a Māori rangatira (chief) and war leader of the Ngāti Toa tribe who took a leading part in the Musket Wars.

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Te Waka a Māui

Te Waka a Māui (the canoe or vessel of Māui) is a Māori name for Te Waipounamu, the South Island of New Zealand.

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Telford (Lincoln University)

Telford / Te Whare Wanaka o Puerua – a Division of Lincoln University is a public Tertiary Education Institution. Its campus is in Otanomomo, just south of Balclutha, South Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. In 2010, a merger of the Polytechnic with Lincoln University was proposed. On 18 November 2010, it was confirmed that a merger between Lincoln University and Telford Rural Polytechnic would go ahead, with the merger taking effect on 1 January 2011. Telford Rural Polytechnic is now officially known as "Telford / Te Whare Wanaka o Puerua – a Division of Lincoln University".

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Temperate climate

In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth.

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Temple Basin

Temple Basin is a club skifield in Arthur's Pass, in New Zealand's South Island.

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Templeton, New Zealand

Templeton is a small town on the outskirts of Christchurch.

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Temuka

Temuka is a town on New Zealand's Canterbury Plains, 15 kilometres north of Timaru and 142 km south of Christchurch.

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Territorial authorities of New Zealand

Territorial authorities are the second tier of local government in New Zealand, below regional councils.

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Thailand

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 British-American high fantasy film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published and second chronological novel in C. S. Lewis's children's epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

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The Lord of the Rings (film series)

The Lord of the Rings is a film series consisting of three high fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson.

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The Marlborough Express

The Marlborough Express is a newspaper servicing the Marlborough area of New Zealand.

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The Nelson Mail

The Nelson Mail is a 4 day a week newspaper in New Zealand.

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The Oamaru Mail

The Oamaru Mail is a weekly newspaper published each Friday in Oamaru, New Zealand.

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The Press

The Press is a daily newspaper published in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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The Remarkables

The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand.

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The Southland Times

The Southland Times is the regional daily paper for Southland, including Invercargill, and neighbouring parts of Otago, in New Zealand.

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The Timaru Herald

The Timaru Herald is a daily provincial newspaper serving the Timaru, South Canterbury and Otago districts of New Zealand.

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Tim Shadbolt

Timothy Richard Shadbolt (born 19 February 1947) is a New Zealand politician.

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Timaru

Timaru (Te Tihi-o-Maru) is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island.

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Timaru District

Timaru District is a local government district in New Zealand's South Island administered by the Timaru District Council.

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Todd Corporation

The Todd Corporation Ltd is a New Zealand company owned and controlled by the Todd family and based in Wellington.

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Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a regional history museum in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Tonga

Tonga (Tongan: Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga), officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited.

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Torrent Bay

Rākauroa / Torrent Bay is a bay in Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand.

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TranzAlpine

The TranzAlpine is a passenger train operated by The Great Journeys of New Zealand in the South Island of New Zealand over the Midland Line; often regarded to be one of the world's great train journeys for the scenery through which it passes (see famous trains).

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Travel

Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations.

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Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) is a treaty first signed on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs (Rangatira) from the North Island of New Zealand.

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Treble Cone

Treble Cone is the closest ski area to Wanaka, New Zealand.

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Twizel

Twizel (Ruataniwha) is the largest town in the Mackenzie District, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island.

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U-shaped valley

U-shaped valleys, trough valleys or glacial troughs, are formed by the process of glaciation.

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Ultra high frequency

Ultra high frequency (UHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies in the range between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 3 gigahertz (GHz), also known as the decimetre band as the wavelengths range from one meter to one decimeter.

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Union Company

Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand Limited —when there was no chance of confusion casually referred to as Union, Union Company, Union Steam Ship Company (USS Co), or Union Line— was once the biggest shipping line in the southern hemisphere and New Zealand's largest private-sector employer.

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Unitary authority

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha; postnominal abbreviation Cantuar. or Cant. for Cantuariensis, the Latin name for Canterbury) is New Zealand's second oldest university.

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University of Otago

The University of Otago (Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) is a collegiate university located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

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URS Corporation

URS Corporation (formerly United Research Services) was an engineering, design, and construction firm and a U.S. federal government contractor.

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Victoria Forest Park

Victoria Forest Park, is situated on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Waimakariri District

Waimakariri District is a local government district, located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island.

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Waimate

Waimate is a town in Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Waimate District

Waimate District is a territorial authority located in the Canterbury Region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Waimea Plains Railway

The Waimea Plains Railway was a secondary railway line (not a branch line) that linked the towns of Lumsden and Gore in northern Southland, New Zealand.

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Wairau Affray

The Wairau Affray (called the Wairau Massacre in many older texts), on 17 June 1843, was the first serious clash of arms between Māori and the British settlers in New Zealand after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the only one to take place on the South Island.

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Wairau River

The Wairau River is one of the longest rivers in New Zealand's South Island.

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Wairau Valley

Wairau Valley is the valley of the Wairau River in Marlborough, New Zealand and also the name of the main settlement in the upper valley.

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Wairio Branch

The Ohai Line, formerly the Ohai Industrial Line and previously the Wairio Branch and the Ohai Railway Board's line, is a 54.5 km branch line railway in Southland, New Zealand.

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Waitaha (South Island iwi)

Waitaha is an early historical Māori iwi (tribe or nation).

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Waitaki District

Waitaki District is a territorial authority that is located in the Canterbury and Otago regions of New Zealand, and it straddles the traditional border between the two regions, the Waitaki River.

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Waitaki River

The Waitaki River is a large braided river that drains the Mackenzie Basin and runs some south-east to enter the Pacific Ocean between Timaru and Oamaru on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Wanaka

Wanaka (Wānaka) is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Wanaka Airport

Wanaka Airport is an airport serving the resort town of Wanaka in Otago, New Zealand.

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Warrior

A warrior is a person specializing in combat or warfare, especially within the context of a tribal or clan-based warrior culture society that recognizes a separate warrior class or caste.

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Waterfall

A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river.

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Wellington

Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with residents.

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West Coast, New Zealand

The West Coast (Te Tai Poutini) is a region of New Zealand on the west coast of the South Island, it is one of the more remote and most sparsely populated areas of the country.

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Westland District

Westland District is a territorial authority on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park is located on the western coast of New Zealand's South Island.

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Westport Airport (New Zealand)

Westport Airport is an airport in Kawatiri, Westport, New Zealand.

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Westport, New Zealand

Westport (Kawatiri) is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand.

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Whakapapa

Whakapapa, or genealogy, is a fundamental principle in Māori culture.

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Wigram

Wigram is a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Wigram Aerodrome

Wigram Aerodrome is a former Royal New Zealand Air Force base located in the Christchurch suburb of Wigram.

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Wilding conifer

Wilding conifers, also known as wilding pines, are invasive trees in the high country of New Zealand.

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William Cargill

William Walter Cargill (27 August 1784 – 6 August 1860) was the founder of the Otago settlement in New Zealand, after serving as an officer in the British Army.

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William Hobson

Captain William Hobson RN (26 September 1792 – 10 September 1842) was a British naval officer who served as the first Governor of New Zealand.

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Woodbourne Airport

Woodbourne Airport trading as Marlborough Airport is a small, controlled airport located 3 nautical miles (8 km) west of Blenheim in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, on State Highway Six, Middle Renwick Road.

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World Heritage site

A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.

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World of Wearable Art

The World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum (WOW) is a museum devoted to wearable art and classic cars located in Nelson, New Zealand.

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Wrybill

The wrybill or (in Māori) ngutuparore (Anarhynchus frontalis) is a species of plover endemic to New Zealand.

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Yaldhurst Museum

The Yaldhurst Museum is located in the suburb of Yaldhurst, Christchurch, New Zealand, close to Christchurch International Airport, Riccarton Race Course and Ruapuna Speedway.

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Yellowhead (bird)

The yellowhead or mohua (Maori: mōhua; Mohoua ochrocephala) is a small insectivorous, passerine bird endemic to the South Island of New Zealand.

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Zeeland

Zeeland (Zeelandic: Zeêland, historical English exonym Zealand) is the westernmost and least populous province of the Netherlands.

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1974 British Commonwealth Games

The 1974 British Commonwealth Games were held in Christchurch, New Zealand from 24 January to 2 February 1974.

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2011 Christchurch earthquake

A earthquake occurred in Christchurch on at 12:51 p.m. local time (23:51 UTC).

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2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games (Les XXIVème Jeux olympiques d'hiver), and commonly known as Beijing 2022, is an international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing and towns in the neighbouring Hebei province, People's Republic of China.

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39 Dunedin Television

39 Southern Television, formerly Dunedin Television and Channel 9, is a regional television station operating in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Island

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