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Wow!!

 

How cool to see so many Team Chelmo coin fans! VERY VERY cool!

 

I LOVE the coin, but won't play in the contest - cuz I've got some of these beauties!

 

They are worth the wait though - these are lovely!

 

Good luck on your contest entries guys!! And good luck with the mail over there! :P

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Echidna (Australian vermin)

 

 

Sorry, but that is NOT an Echidna. THAT is a Hedgehog. (My daughter kept a few of the pygmy variety - cute but prickly...)

 

 

THIS is an Echidna:

 

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CF30

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The Tasman Glacier in the centre of the picture is covered in gravel and snow. This glacier is one of the longest in the world outside the polar regions and is home to the world's longest ski run.

 

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Pink & White Terraces

 

The world famous Pink and White Terraces were considered to be the eighth wonder of the natural world and were New Zealand's most famous tourist attraction. Unfortunately they were completely destroyed by a volcanic eruption on the 10th June 1886, at 3:00 am by Mt Tarawera, which violently erupted, belching out hot mud, red hot boulders and immense clouds of black ash. Several hours later, the bed of Lake Rotomahana blew out, burying the Maori villages of Moura and Te Ariki under a deep layer of liquid mud, stones and ash.

 

The Mount Tarawera eruption was New Zealand's most violent and destructive volcanic eruption in recent history. Mount Tarawera is 30 kilometres from Rotorua amidst the North Island's volcanic- thermal region. This eruption caused approximately 153 deaths.

 

The explosions were heard as far away as Auckland to the North and Christchurch to the South, and were thought to come from a ship in distress, whilst many in the Manawatu believed that the visiting Russian man-of-war, Vestnick was bombarding Wanganui. In Rotorua, no one was in any doubt as to what was happening.

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Pancake Rocks

 

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When the tide is right the blow holes put on a spectacular show for the visitors. The Pancake Rocks are located in the Paparoa National Park. This park is predominately lowland and there are many limestone formations and caves. The vegetation is very tropical looking with many ferns Nikau Palms. Paparoa National Park is situated on the South Islands West Coast.

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In Canterbury the nor-wester wind brings hot, dry, gusty winds, but in Wellington the same wind often brings rain. We got a nor-wester here late yesterday, so by 10pm it was actually warmer outside than it was at 6pm!

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coins come today?

 

:blink: Sorry guys, no coins yet :huh::D

 

It's 7.20am Monday and I have to go to work now. Man I hope they arrive today, you guys have been really patient. These coins have now officially taken 72hrs longer to arrive than the first batch (and also 72hrs since another kiwi in town recieved some extras he orderd direct). For everyones sake I hope they arrive today :D

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Echidna (Australian vermin)

 

 

Sorry, but that is NOT an Echidna. THAT is a Hedgehog. (My daughter kept a few of the pygmy variety - cute but prickly...)

 

 

THIS is an Echidna:

 

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CF30

 

That's what I thought...but we pulled it from a rather official looking page with tons of New Zealand pictures...guess they were wrong!

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I received this book as a souvenier from my inlaws' trip to Australia and New Zealand...not really what I expected :D

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Anyone posted this bird already?

 

Wekas, or woodhens, are members of the rail family which are mainly aquatic birds, all capable of swimming well. The Weka pictured below is drying itself after taking a dip in a Fiordland river.

 

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Echidna (Australian vermin)

 

Sorry, but that is NOT an Echidna. THAT is a Hedgehog. (My daughter kept a few of the pygmy variety - cute but prickly...)

 

THIS is an Echidna:

 

echidna1web.jpg

 

CF30

 

That's what I thought...but we pulled it from a rather official looking page with tons of New Zealand pictures...guess they were wrong!

Quick thread derail: The echidna is a protected species, and one of only two monotremes in existence (along with the platypus). Nothing verminous about them!!! :D They are adorable!! :blink:

 

OK back to New Zealand..... :D

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The Silver Tree Fern (Cyathea dealbata), also known as ponga, is a species of medium-sized tree fern endemic to New Zealand.This fern is known to grow to heights of 10 m or more. The crown is dense, and the fronds tend to be about 4 m long and have a silver-white colouration on the undersides. This distinctive silver colouration has made them useful for laying along tracks for night walking.

 

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Wher have I seen this one before ?????????

 

Wasn't there a certain coin?

 

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Amazing what you come across when you google for TUATARA!

 

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what time is it know?

 

If you mean what time is it NOW :D

it's about 0940 on Monday (Central Standard Time in South Australia)

 

. . . or did you mean in EnZed? :blink:

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New Zealand has come to be known as Aotearoa, which is usually translated into English as The Land of the Long White Cloud.

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what time is it know?

 

If you mean what time is it NOW :D

it's about 0940 on Monday (Central Standard Time in South Australia)

 

. . . or did you mean in EnZed? :blink:

 

Sorry, I should be more helpful - try here. :D

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Little known amongst facts about New Zealand is that 20% of its residents were born overseas. This compares with 24% in Australia, 17% in Canada, 10% in the USA and 6% in the UK.

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Kites and manu tukutuku

 

Kites are a feature of traditional Māori culture – they were flown for fun, and were also used for divination. Few original kites survive, but a renaissance in the 20th century revived kite-making techniques. Kites of Asian and European origin are also popular, and Kiwi designs based on these are among the most innovative in the world.

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I suppose I'd better put a serious one in:

 

Children's Rights in Maori

 

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what time is it know?

 

If you mean what time is it NOW :blink:

it's about 0940 on Monday (Central Standard Time in South Australia)

 

. . . or did you mean in EnZed? :D

 

Sorry, I should be more helpful - try here. :huh:

 

It's lunchtime (1230hrs) :D But still no coins!!! :D

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These lush green hills above Wellington city near the Belmont Reserve are used for Sheep farming.

 

 

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Industry & Business

While New Zealand's primary manufacturing industries are the food processing industry (meat and dairy etc) and the engineering sector, New Zealand has an increasingly strong competitive advantage in food processing technology, telecommunications, plastics, textiles, plantation forest products, electronics, climbing equipment and apparel. In recent years there has also been a far greater interest in the production of specialised lifestyle products such as yachts.

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The Kiwi bird has become a national symbol for New Zealand. Today, New Zealanders overseas (and at home) are still invariably called "Kiwis". The Kiwi is still closely associated with the Armed Forces. The New Zealand dollar is often referred to as the "The Kiwi" and the kiwi fruit is known as a "Kiwi" in some countries. Kiwis feature in the coat of arms, crests and badges of many New Zealand cities, clubs and organisations.

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Primary Production

Agriculture and horticulture, forestry, fisheries, energy and minerals are the primary natural resources of New Zealand. The most valuable of these product groups, providing a high proportion of New Zealand's export earnings is agriculture and horticulture which incorporates the production of sheepmeat, beef, wool, dairy produce and hides, deer, goats and cereal products. In fact, agricultural products total more than 50% of all New Zealand exports.

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"Zealand is the largest island of Denmark and the 95th largest island of the world."

 

Perhaps they left the NEW off the address. :D

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The Sutherland Falls is one of the highest in New Zealand.

 

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The tuatara is a carnivore, it eats small birds and insects such as weta's and moths. Tuataras have been on earth for a very long time, in fact when dinosaurs were around so were tuataras. It is a reptile, but has an unusually low body temperature optimum and will often choose a damp dark hollow rather than be out in the full heat of the day.

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Did I mention: I REALLY LIKE YOUR COIN :D

(P.S. Hope this counts as a proper post :blink: )

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New Zealand and Antarctica were originally part of the continent of Gondwana. About eighty million years ago New Zealand broke away from Antarctica and drifted away from other land masses.

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New Zealand's Government Building, known as the Beehive, is one of the world's largest wooden structures.

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Getting to New Zealand

 

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An average flight from the West Coast to

New Zealand lasts about 12 hours and is non-stop

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National Parks:

 

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Piccy for those without broadband on steroids :D

 

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Tasman

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