Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the principal public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. It frequently hosts travelling international exhibitions. The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest man-made structure in The Southern Hemisphere. It has become an iconic landmark in Auckland's skyline due to its height and unique design.
The Waitomo Caves is a village and solutional cave system forming a major tourist attraction in the northern King Country region of theNorth Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. The community of Waitomo Caves itself is very small, though the village has many temporary service workers living there as well. The word Waitomo comes from the Māori language wai meaning water andtomo meaning a doline or sinkhole; it can thus be translated to be water passing through a hole. The caves are formed in Oligocenelimestone.
The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves are situated in the King Country, 3 hrs. drive from Auckland, New Zealand. Glowworms are insects that can be found in their millions hanging from ceilings and walls within the cave networks. The caves themselves are the result of millions of years of accumulated marine deposits of corals, seashells, fish skeletons and many more organisms on what was once seabed
The Auckland War Memorial Museum (or simply the Auckland Museum) is one of New Zealand's most important museums andwar memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history (and especially the history of the Auckland Region), natural history, as well as military history.
Maori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, and their story is both long and intriguing. On the basis of oral records, archaeological finds and genetic analyses, historical treatises place the arrival of Maori in New Zealand in the thirteenth century AD.
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At 12:51 pm on Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook Christchurch city. It proved to be one of the worst natural disasters New Zealand has ever experienced. The earthquake devastated central Christchurch and many suburbs. 181 lives were lost and hundreds more were injured.