Monday, March 27, 2017

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The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

Part three of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

The Physiography of the Marlborough Sounds

The Marlborough Sounds and the mountain chains located directly to their south form a …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui (Part Three)

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The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

(The lodge on Forsyth Island)

Part two of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

Pacific Plate / Australian Plate

Due amount of volcanic activity in this region, one would perhaps expect New Zealand’s North Island (which comprises – to a …Read More: The Geology of Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part 2)

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The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

(Image Copyright Farhad Vladi)

Part one of a factual series about the Geology of New Zealand’s Fascinating Island Group – the Marlborough Sound (translated from a report produced by Dr Firouz Vladi, geologist)

The Geology of New Zealand – An Overview

Pacific Plates Overview

The illustration featured to the left shows a contemporary tectonic outline of New Zealand in …Read More: The Geology of the Forsyth Island and Pohuenui Island (Part One)

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New Zealand: Conservationists Transform Private Island into Unique Wildlife Experiment

Rotoroa Island - Photo Courtesy of Rotoroa.org.nz

A private island in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf has been transformed into a unique wildlife experiment, complete with walking trails, heritage buildings and even holiday homes.

Rotoroa Island was once a facility to recovering alcoholics and addicts, but has since undergone an incredible transformation into a bold, new wildlife experiment With the help of …Read More: New Zealand: Conservationists Transform Private Island into Unique Wildlife Experiment

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New Zealand: Government Steps in to Save Island Sanctuary

Great Barrier Island - Photo Courtesy of AucklandSphere.org

The New Zealand Government has moved a step closer to securing the future of one of Auckland’s most historic sanctuary’s after a placing a bid for the Kotuku Peninsula on Great Barrier Island.

An 80 ha nature sanctuary has been saved from the threat of development after the New Zealand Government stepped in with …Read More: New Zealand: Government Steps in to Save Island Sanctuary

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South Pacific: Tiny Tokelau Becomes Most Energy-Efficient County on Earth

(A small tropical island in Tokelau)

The small Polynesian territory has achieved its outside ambitions of becoming even more than carbon-neutral, by slashing fossil fuel use and developing renewable energy sources.

(A small tropical island in Tokelau)

For the last decade, fears that rising seas would swamp the …Read More: South Pacific: Tiny Tokelau Becomes Most Energy-Efficient County on Earth

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New Zealand: Ngati Toa Celebrate Return of Two Ancestral Islands

(South view from Kapiti Island)

A group of Maori people in the Cook Strait are reclaiming their historical islands after reaching an extensive settlement with the New Zealand government.

(South view from rugged Kapiti Island)

In a landmark deal, New Zealand’s Ngati Toa people have been granted a settlement from the government worth NZD $75.2m, …Read More: New Zealand: Ngati Toa Celebrate Return of Two Ancestral Islands

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New Zealand: The Life of a Remote Island Caretaker

(Image from www.forestandbird.org.nz)

A solitary life on a distant isle is often the stuff of legend and fiction, but all over the world, devoted island caretakers live the reality.

(Image from www.forestandbird.org.nz)

For Sian Potier and Toby Shanley, home is Motuora Island, a spectacular 80-hectare isle in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf. Comparable to …Read More: New Zealand: The Life of a Remote Island Caretaker

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