Monday, October 12, 2009

christina liaskos NZ geol/mast Raglan/Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta, located in the Waipoua Forest of New Zealand, is the largest kauri
tree known to stand today. It is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years
old. It's Maori name means "Lord of the Forest."

Trunk girth 13.77 m (45.18 ft), Trunk height 17.68 m (58 ft), Total height 51.2
m (167.98 ft), Trunk volume 244.5 m³, Total volume including the crown 516.7



Raglan is a beautiful coastal town located on west coast of the North Island in
New Zealand, it has become one of New Zealand's most popular places to visit
and live.

Raglan's world famous breaks are found at 3 points: Manu Bay, Whale Bay and
The Indicators. This is the hottest surfing mecca in NZ, if not in this part of the
planet. Manu Bay (Waireke) is 8 kms from Raglan. This famous surf break, also
known as The Point, as it is said to have the longest left hand ride in the world.

Artwork is abundant in the cafes of Raglan and a must see is the Aqua Velvet.

Things to do in Raglan
: Tramping (hiking or bushwalking)
: Surfing
: Kite surfing
: Fishing and boating
: Kayaking
: Swimming
: Golfing. (Try not to hit the sheep!)
: Paragliding
: Mountain biking
: Sightseeing (by land or sky)
: Kite flying
: Blow carting
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