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  • Canterbury New Zealand Scenic Highlights, Attractions in Canterbury NZ

    …beautiful Lake Pukaki right into the park. Mount Cook Village lies at the end of the road, just below the terminals of the Hooker and Mueller Glaciers. Aoraki/Mt Cook, Canterbury Photographer: Gareth Eyres ( According to Maori legend, Aoraki and his three brothers were the sons of…

  • Tauranga History Information New Zealand

    …200 defenders). Maori forces departed during the night, and two months later were overcome at a partly finished pa at Te Ranga, a short distance inland. Early trading One of Tauranga's first European visitors was Captain James Cook, who in November 1769, sailed past Mauao. James Cook's explorations…

  • South Island History Information & Historical Places New Zealand

    …Hermitage, Mt Cook, looking out to the mountains Hillary climbed. Historic Dunedin First Church, Dunedin Photographer: Kieran Scott ( The known history of Dunedin dates back as far as 1100 AD with the arrival of the Maori to the area. Some 600 hundred years later Captain Cook

  • South Island Regional Information & Travel Information New Zealand

    …Aoraki/Mount Cook being the highest point at 3,724 metres (12,218 feet) above sea level. The island was named 'Te Waka a Maui' by the Maori as according to legend, the South Island is 'Maui's Canoe' that he used to fish the North Island out of the sea from. It is also known by the Maori as 'Te Wai…

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