Latest Stewart Island/Rakiura Stories

2008-07-08 15:00:26

By McKNIGHT Sam THE Southland District Council's plans to bolster Stewart Island's sea defences came under the microscope yesterday at an Environment Southland consents committee hearing. The Southland District Council applied for consent to erect sea walls at Halfmoon Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Lonnekers Beach with the view to protect road access around Stewart Island. The application says, the roading infrastructure faced the threat of erosion "from time to time" as waves hit the...

Latest Stewart Island/Rakiura Reference Libraries

2006-02-20 11:14:38

The Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), sometimes referred to as Hoiho, is a penguin found in New Zealand, on the south-east coast of South Island, Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island/Rakiura, and Auckland and Campbell Islands. This is a medium-sized penguin with pale yellow eyes. It grows to approximately 65cm and the average weight for an adult is 5-6 kilograms. It has a pale yellow head with black feather shafts. There is a band of bright yellow running from its eyes around the...

2006-02-20 10:42:27

The Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus) is a penguin found in New Zealand. It breeds along the coast and on islands off the Fiordland coast (i.e. south-west of the South Island) as well as on Stewart Island/Rakiura. This is a medium-sized, yellow-crested, black-and-white penguin which can grow up to approximately 60cm. It has dark, bluish-grey upperparts with a darker head, and white underparts. It has a broad, yellow eyebrow-stripe which extends over the eye and drops down the...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.