By Kate Hemphill
Jam-packed with pictures, illustrations and specified maps, Eyewitness commute consultant: New Zealand will lead you instantly to the easiest sights this interesting nation has to provide. notice New Zealand zone through zone; from the glistening glaciers at the West Coast to the surfers' paradise principal North Island. The advisor offers insider information each customer wishes from the country's most sensible deep-sea fishing spots to the easiest bridges for bungee leaping, with finished listings of the simplest inns, lodges, eating places and nightlife in each one sector for all budgets. There are 3D cutaways and floor-plans of the entire must-see websites plus street-by-street maps of the entire attention-grabbing towns and cities of latest Zealand. DK Eyewitness go back and forth advisor: New Zealand explores the country's Maori history, natural world, seashores and nationwide parks, concentrating on the easiest scenic routes from which to discover the varied New Zealand panorama.
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The more populated north is the centre of Maori and Pacific Island culture. One of the many vineyards in Marlborough (see pp206–7) Christchurch Cathedral in the heart of Christchurch (see p222) The Pancake Rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki in Paparoa National Park (see p236) MARLBOROUGH AND NELSON 0 kilometres 100 0 miles (see pp196–217) 100 CANTERBURY AND THE WEST COAST Christchurch (see pp218–253) Lake Wakatipu from the Remarkables (see p276) OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND (see pp254–291) Dunedin Larnach Castle, a century-old stone mansion (see p266) N E W Z E A L A N D A T A G L A N C E NORTHLAND (see pp94–111) AUCKLAND (see pp66–93) Auckland Wall carvings in the Maori meeting house at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds (see pp104–105) THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND (see pp112–151) WELLINGTON AND THE SOUTH (see pp152–185) Wellington Boats moored at Westhaven Marina, Auckland (see p72) The Lady Knox Geyser erupting at Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland (see p140) Maori meeting house at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (see pp166–7) 57 THE NORTH ISLAND INTRODUCING THE NORTH ISLAND 6065 AUCKLAND 6693 NORTHLAND 94111 THE CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND 112151 WELLINGTON AND THE SOUTH 152185 60 T H E N O R T H I S L A N D Introducing the North Island Blessed with a varied landscape, the North Island also offers a range of climates, from the “winterless” north to the snowbound mountains of the Central Plateau and the blustery winds of the south.
New markets were found, and Asia became important. Hong Kong, China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea are now among the top ten countries with which New Zealand trades. Mirroring countries in the West, New Zealand went through great social changes during the 1960s, as baby-boomers reached adulthood and challenged conservative society. The Interior of a Wellington clothing factory in the 1940s TIMELINE 1939 New Zealand fights in World War II on Allied side Sir Edmund Hillary 1940 1947 Statute of Westminster adopted by Parliament 1950 1948 Protest against exclusion of Maori from All Black rugby tour to South Africa 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary climbs Mount Everest with Sherpa Tenzing 1955 1981 First Maori language kindergarten opens 1965 Combat force sent to Vietnam 1960 1981 Country divided by South African rugby tour with widespread protests 1970 1980 1961 Capital 1973 Frigate sent to 1975 Waitangi Tribunal punishment abolished French Polynesia to protest French nuclear testing established to investigate Maori land claims following confiscations and compensate where justified Carving at Waitangi Marae T H E H I S T O R Y O F decision to support the US with a token force in the Vietnam War was vigorously opposed, and in 1972 conscription was dropped by the new Labour Government.