From about October to April, intense storms known as tropical cyclones occasionally form in the tropics to the north of New Zealand.
Part of story: Weather
Hoki: a case study Hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) is the most abundant commercial fish species in New Zealand waters. Since 1995, however, there has been a below-average survival of
Part of story: Open ocean
Landslides are a natural process that removes material from hills, mountains, and coastlines, gradually lowering and flattening the topography.
Part of story: Landslides
Coasts made of solid rock, or sediment deposits with tightly packed or cemented grains, are known as hard coasts and are relatively resistant to erosion. When hard coasts
Part of story: Coastal erosion
International freight Since the first cargoes of semi-processed whales and seals, timber and flax were sent to Europe and North America, New Zealand’s international freight travelled by sea.
Part of story: Freight and warehousing
Part of story: Tūranga i te hapori – status in Māori society
Beach volleyball is played by two teams of two players on an 8- by 16-metre sand court, divided by a net more than 2 metres high.
Part of story: Minor outdoor sports
Filipinos seeking work overseas often use immigration agencies in the Philippines, which for a fee arrange immigration papers, employment and airfares.
Part of story: Filipinos
When work stops because of an industrial dispute, often it is not only the workers themselves who are affected. Their families also feel the impact of lost household income.
Part of story: Strikes and labour disputes
At low altitudes on warm, moist, fertile sites, mixed conifer–broadleaf forest dominates. At higher altitudes, where the weather is colder and wetter, growing seasons are
Part of story: Southern beech forest
Dargaville Town on the Northern Wairoa River, 58 km south-west of Whangārei and 186 km north-west of Auckland. In 2013 it had a population of 4,251.