Story: Natural environment

A far-flung country

A far-flung country

Remote in the southern seas, New Zealand is the most isolated temperate land mass in the world. So it is not surprising that it was the last major habitable land area to be settled – by Polynesians around 700 years ago. This map shows the flight distances to major cities of the world – not one is a short flight.

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Carl Walrond. 'Natural environment - Geography and geology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 20-Aug-13
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