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  • proper n. The southernmost of the two major islands making up New Zealand. Also known as the mainland.

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  • n. the larger but less populous of two main islands of New Zealand; separated from North Island by Cook Strait

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Examples

  • So get ye to the South Island aka Middle Earth for Lord of the Rings fans and start sipping.

    A Year of Wine

  • The fact that she had lived the majority of her life in a small town on the southernmost tip of the South Island was a point in her favour as far as she was concerned.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • Zealander they will tell you that the South Island is a bit earthquake prone at the moment.

    "MAIN" via Steve in Google Reader

  • The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) plans to call South Island food company Talley's today after a man found a bag of frozen peas he said was made up of nearly 50 percent poisonous black nightshade berries.

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  • She said the Glacier Valley, on the west coast of the South Island, which is one of New Zealand's biggest tourist attractions, was a safe place for visitors, as long as they took notice of warning signs and did not go beyond barrier ropes.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • For Vicki covering the South Island is a privilege with so many amazing people, and so much stunning scenery.

    ta tvnz national headlines auto group

  • "Collaboration with New Zealand is essential to a drilling expedition offshore eastern South Island, which is scheduled for later this year to investigate the relationship between sea level change, global climate and local tectonic forces," Dr Allan said.

    ScreenTalk

  • The South Island is the same with Laboru reduced to holding Christchurch and Dunedin only.

    Kiwiblog

  • The western parts of this region form part of the 'South Island' Endemic Bird Area.

    Southland montane grasslands

  • This we named "South Island"; and about sunset we ran into a tiny bay close to its western extremity and, anchoring the boat, passed the night in her, this time without disturbance of any kind.

    The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn

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