Cook Strait

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a narrow strait separating the North Island and South Island in New Zealand

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Talking about his achievement, More said, "It is the greatest moment of my life as I swam across Cook Strait in New Zealand which was the seven and last in the Ocean Seven."
Protarsal, mesotarsal, and metatarsal prints longer than 4.1, 4.4, and 5.1 mm, respectively, indicated the presence of adult Cook Strait giant weta (Watts et al.
The weather had also been severe enough to cause the cancellation of ferries plying the Cook Strait, across which we had sailed in near perfect conditions, so there must also have been a second storm north of us which we had completely missed.
From Tongariro we made our way south to Wellington to board a ferry for the spectacular three-hour voyage across the Cook Strait to South island and the start of the second half of our month-long tour of this vast country.
"We enjoyed some of the best sailing during this race since launching Crusader in 2012, especially the crossing of Cook Strait in 45 to 50 knots.
Midway across the Cook Strait, Walker suddenly saw a fin scudding straight at him.
MetService meteorologist Liz Walsh reported an active southerly front had moved to South Island before passing through Cook Strait into Wellington.
Whanau Ora), the rorts associated with iwi consultation have sky-rocketed under National, the abolition of the Maori seats in Parliament has given way to Key's perceived need to appease the Maori Party, while Treaty claims have continued way beyond 2010 with Finlayson cheating the taxpayer by ever more imaginative means, including throwing in an extra $10 million to Ngati Toa "for the loss of their maritime empire over Cook Strait" (code for Te Rauparaha's right to take his war canoes across the strait to kill, cook and eat the tribes of Marlborough.
Claims are based on the situation as it was in 1840, when "Ngati Toa Rangatira had established a powerful position in the Cook Strait region with settlements in the lower North Island and upper South Island (Te Tau Ihu)." (5) It is important to consider the manner in which that "powerful position" had been established, as recompense for the loss of that position implies acceptance of the manner in which it was established.
The earthquake was the largest in a series of medium-sized tremors that struck the Cook Strait on July 18 and July 20.
The quake's epicentre was in the Cook Strait that separates the country's North and South islands.
Over the past two-and-a-half years Steve swam the English Channel, the North Channel separating Ireland and Scotland, the Straits of Gibraltar, the Catalina Channel, off California, the Cook Strait in New Zealand, Moloka'i Channel in Hawaii and the Tsuguru Strait in Japan.
The course is from Barcelona to Barcelona via three capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, and Cook Strait, putting Antarctica to starboard.
Once Maria and Tori have kayaked the Cook Strait between the North and South Island, Maria will be taking part in her favourite sport - adventure racing - in the Speights Coast-to-Coast Race.
The weather was fair, bright sun, and once the large auto and passenger ferry pushed out of Wellington Harbor--all the colorful houses smiling down at us, the facade of an Oceanian Trieste--it churned around the point into thande Cook Strait where we met head-on a strong chill breeze, reminding us of where we found ourselves, along the forty-first parallel, facing south toward Antarctica, where the waters of the South Pacific rushed to embrace and meld with the waters of the Tasman Sea.