Cook Strait


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Cook Strait

A narrow channel separating North Island and South Island in New Zealand. It was explored by Capt. James Cook in 1770.

Cook Strait

n
(Placename) the strait between North and South Islands, New Zealand. Width: 26 km (16 miles)

Cook′ Strait′


n.
a strait in New Zealand between North and South Islands.
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Noun1.Cook Strait - a narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand
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The Ocean's Seven marathon consists of seven long-distance open-water swims, which includes the North Channel, the Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel, the English Channel, the Catalina Channel, the Tsugaru Strait and the Strait of Gibraltar.
More than 10,000 properties on the North Island were hit by power cuts, several highways were shut and ferries that travel across the Cook Strait between the North and South islands were suspended because of towering waves, domestic media reported.
There's also the scenery, be it Wellington Harbour or the various bays looking out onto the Cook Strait, while a trip up into the hills which surround the city provides stunning views of the rugged coastline and out to sea.
Continual inventive improvements in our operations to bridge the Cook Strait services, have marginally increased handling capacity.
But as we left the shelter of the Marlborough Sounds and entered the open waters of the Cook Strait, the azure sky disappeared and we hit the tail end of a swell caused by a 200mph hurricane.
It was early March - still late summer in this part of the world - when my wife Jenny and I boarded an inter-island ferry in Wellington for the three-hour voyage across the often turbulent Cook Strait to Picton.
Ahead of us were ten glorious days exploring the area gradually making our way south to Wellington prior to boarding the ferry across the Cook Strait to Picton - the jumping off point for our two-week tour of the much more mountainous and dramatic South Island.
Owned by Cantabrian businessman Anthony Leighs, this strong performance is Crusader's third recent race victory, having won the Groupama New Caledonia Race at the end of 2014 and taken line honours in the 2015 Cook Strait Classic.
The final feat, crossing the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland, topped a list that included the Strait of Gibraltar, California's Catalina Channel, Japans Tsugaru Strait and New Zealand's Cook Strait.
MetService meteorologist Liz Walsh reported an active southerly front had moved to South Island before passing through Cook Strait into Wellington.
Around Cook Strait the tattered remnants of conquered tribes started to put their lives back together under the protection of the colonial British government after the whirlwind had been extinguished.
The earthquake was the largest in a series of medium-sized tremors that struck the Cook Strait on July 18 and July 20.