Kōrero: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Aurora australis from Stewart Island

Aurora australis from Stewart Island

Stewart Island is located at 47° south, an excellent place from which to see the southern lights – the aurora australis. Stewart Island’s Māori name, Rakiura, translates as ‘glowing skies’.

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Photograph by Andrew Gannon

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - New Zealand’s third main island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37615/aurora-australis-from-stewart-island (accessed 10 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 13 May 2015