South Island


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South Island

An island of New Zealand southwest of North Island, from which it is separated by Cook Strait. It is the larger but less populous of the country's two principal islands.

South Island

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(Placename) the South Island the largest island of New Zealand, separated from the North Island by the Cook Strait. Pop: 1 048 200 (2013 est). Area: 153 947 sq km (59 439 sq miles)

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the largest island of New Zealand. 863,603; 57,843 sq. mi. (149,813 sq. km).
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Noun1.South Island - the larger but less populous of two main islands of New ZealandSouth Island - the larger but less populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from North Island by Cook Strait
New Zealand Islands, New Zealand - North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
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While we were at Anoroc I accompanied Ja in an expedition to South Island, the southernmost of the three largest which form the Anoroc group--Perry had given it its name--where we made peace with the tribe there that had for long been hostile toward Ja.
6 million people, New Zealand is probably better able to manage its environmental problems than most (the pristine South Island has only 900,000 residents).
A decomposed body found on New Zealand's South Island appears to be that of an English tourist who disappeared nearly one year ago.
Searchers have found the body of an English hiker who went missing six weeks ago while walking across the South Island of New Zealand.
The painting was done by two classes from Greymouth High School, a school on the West coast of the South Island.
The twin-engine aircraft had departed from Palmerston North on the North Island with ten people on board, however the flight crashed in dense fog as it approached Christchurch airport on the South Island.
The Museum of New Zealand in capital city Wellington has an extensive collection of Maori art and cultural artefacts worth seeing en route to catching ferries to the South Island.
Crossing to South Island delivered us into a world of neat vineyards, although the scenery got wilder and more dramatic as we travelled further south.
During the meeting the leaders and their spouses, accompanied by one member of their staff each, retired to the South Island resort of Millbrook, a region of mountains and lakes.
Sparks Head of South Island Paul Deavoll thanked the local community for working with Spark to get the coverage up and running in time for summer.

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