What do stars mean on Australian flag?

What do stars mean on Australian flag?

The Stars. The Commonwealth Star is the emblem of Australian Federation. Six points represent the states and the seventh all the federal territories which together constitute the nation, the Commonwealth of Australia. The constellation of the Southern Cross indicates our geographical location in the southern hemisphere …

What is New Zealand’s highest volcano?

Taupo Volcanic Zone

Name Elevation
metres feet
Mount Tongariro 1968 6456
Waiotapu 592 1942
Whakaari/White Island 321 1053

What are the 12 active volcanoes in NZ?

We thought we’d make this dream a reality by sharing our favourite active volcanoes in New Zealand you can actually visit… if you dare!

  • Kermadec Islands.
  • Ngauruhoe.
  • Mayor Island.
  • Taranaki.
  • Tarawera.
  • Taupo.
  • Tongariro.
  • Rangitoto Island.

When was the last eruption in New Zealand?

Dec. 9

Is Akaroa a volcano?

Akaroa Volcano was one of three volcanoes that formed Banks Peninsula between 12 and 6 million years ago (Mid to late Miocene). Unusually for New Zealand, Akaroa and the other Banks Peninsula volcanos are shield volcanos. A shield volcano is built almost entirely of fluid lava flows.

Are there any volcanoes in Christchurch?

The Banks Peninsula Volcano is an extinct volcanic complex to the east of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. There are four volcanic groups, all of which are within the Māui Supergroup. …

What does the word Akaroa mean?

long harbour

Why is Akaroa French?

Canterbury’s oldest town, Akaroa was founded in August 1840 by French settlers. It has been suggested that French interest in New Zealand speeded up Britain’s decision to annex New Zealand. By the time French settlers arrived, the Treaty of Waitangi between the British Crown and Māori chiefs had been signed.

Is Akaroa a French word?

The name Akaroa is Kāi Tahu Māori for “Long Harbour”, which would be spelled “Whangaroa” in standard Māori. The area was also named Port Louis-Philippe by French settlers after the reigning French king Louis Philippe I….Akaroa.

Akaroa Port Louis-Philippe
Local iwi Ngāi Tahu

What does Takamatua mean?

rest after a journey

Can you swim at Akaroa?

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says water quality at Takamatua Bay and Akaroa main beach is not considered suitable for recreational use. “This includes swimming because of the risk to health from the bacteria and other pathogens,” says Dr Humphrey.

Is the Waimak safe to swim in?

This segment of the Waimakariri River can vary widely in its flow and current, so swim here with caution and also be mindful of boating traffic. The grassy fields of Reids Reserve encase the river and offer hiking tracks and lovely scenic views.

Is it safe to swim in the Waimakariri River?

The best indicator of swimming water quality at this site is the overall bacterial risk. It is a sheltered swimming hole with low flows, situated on the south side of SH1 Waimakariri River bridge. Access to this site is by turning left just before the old Waimakariri bridge.

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