ABOUT NEW ZEALAND
from Craig Potton NZ's wild place '2001 calendar',AA NZ's illustrated road atlas,1995, AA NZ's What do see and do'2000'.
Lying like the tail of a dragon in a patch of turbulent sea.
Place where Tamatea
Southern Hawkes Bay
The Guinness Records 1988-Longest Place Name. A signpost showing the 85 letter version of the hill 305m above sea level in Southern Hawke's Bay distric.The Maori translation means 'The place where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as landeater, played his flute to his loved one'. Named 'Taumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu'