Aoraki Mackenzie. This is the world’s biggest dark sky reserve. This is found in New Zealand and it is home to the country’s best observatory.

Aoraki Mackenzie. This is the world’s biggest dark sky reserve. This is found in New Zealand and it is home to the country’s best observatory.

The New Zealand team perform the Haka after beating England in the Cup Final during the 2014 Hong Kong SevensPicture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

The New Zealand team perform the Haka after beating England in the Cup Final during the 2014 Hong Kong SevensPicture: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

1910. Wellington, New Zealand. “David Taylor’s butcher shop, Wadestown, showing decorated carcasses and horse-drawn delivery cart. David Taylor in doorway.” Glass plate negative by Frederick James Halse.
Source:  Shorpy

1910. Wellington, New Zealand. “David Taylor’s butcher shop, Wadestown, showing decorated carcasses and horse-drawn delivery cart. David Taylor in doorway.” Glass plate negative by Frederick James Halse.

Source:  Shorpy

Captain Cook’s First Voyage 1768-1771 . by Captain Cook.
Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728[NB 1] – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. 

Captain Cook’s First Voyage 1768-1771 . by Captain Cook.

Captain James CookFRSRN (7 November 1728[NB 1] – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. 

Waiotapu Thermal Reserve, Rotorua, New Zealand
an active geothermal area at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Centre

Waiotapu Thermal Reserve, Rotorua, New Zealand

an active geothermal area at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Centre

Church of the Good Shepherd, New Zealand
An old stone church sits among the placid grasses of New Zealand’s South Island, a land known for its wide expanses of untouched land and vast farming outlets.
Credits: Thomas Young

Church of the Good Shepherd, New Zealand

An old stone church sits among the placid grasses of New Zealand’s South Island, a land known for its wide expanses of untouched land and vast farming outlets.

Credits: Thomas Young

Moeraki Boulders
( Dan Nelson )
Calcite-infused cracks, called septaria, occur on the surface of some of the boulders.

Moeraki Boulders

( Dan Nelson )

Calcite-infused cracks, called septaria, occur on the surface of some of the boulders.

Food Chain for Great Whites - Shark Bait for Larger Shark
Chomp: The Kiwi fisherman took the spectacular photo, pictured, on December 28, and posted it on Reddit


The decent-sized shark was hooked in the waters near Kaiteriteri during a post-Christmas expedition on December 28.

It is unclear exactly what happened next, though the fisherman presumably cut his losses and the line, losing his catch.
However, he did escape with the epic image, which immediately shot to Reddit’s front page and has garnered also 1000 comments since.
It’s not uncommon for sharks to prey upon each other, but it’s rarely caught in such a daring fashion.
Now we know what it looks like to be bait for such a beast, it’s probably best not to go swimming too far from the New Zealand coast any time soon.
The larger shark, also a Great White, had obviously decided he’d be the one to gobble the fish up. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254780/Spectacular-photo-captures-moment-great-white-gobbled-EVEN-BIGGER-shark-hauled-fishermans-boat.html#ixzz2GYTW7Sqb 
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Food Chain for Great Whites - Shark Bait for Larger Shark

Chomp: The Kiwi fisherman took the spectacular photo, pictured, on December 28, and posted it on Reddit

The decent-sized shark was hooked in the waters near Kaiteriteri during a post-Christmas expedition on December 28.

It is unclear exactly what happened next, though the fisherman presumably cut his losses and the line, losing his catch.

However, he did escape with the epic image, which immediately shot to Reddit’s front page and has garnered also 1000 comments since.

It’s not uncommon for sharks to prey upon each other, but it’s rarely caught in such a daring fashion.

Now we know what it looks like to be bait for such a beast, it’s probably best not to go swimming too far from the New Zealand coast any time soon.

The larger shark, also a Great White, had obviously decided he’d be the one to gobble the fish up. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254780/Spectacular-photo-captures-moment-great-white-gobbled-EVEN-BIGGER-shark-hauled-fishermans-boat.html#ixzz2GYTW7Sqb 

Monty - the shelter dog
Monty sits in the driver’s seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them - steering, pedals and all - in a project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks.Picture: SDraftFCB/AFP/Getty Images
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Monty sits in the driver’s seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them - steering, pedals and all - in a project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks.Picture: SDraftFCB/AFP/Getty Images