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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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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