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North Island

noun
1.
the northernmost principal island of New Zealand. 44,281 sq. mi. (114,690 sq. km).
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  • This species appears to be confined to the North Island, where it is rather rare.

  • Wairarapa district, near Wellington, North Island, in the summer 1868-9.

    Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild
  • The extreme south and north of the North Island could hardly, by any stretch of imagination, be called rich and fertile.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • In the North Island it has occurred in the neighbourhood of Wellington.

  • This Murex lives on sand in the open ocean, and is found in the North Island only.

  • This species has occurred in the Manawatu district in the North Island.

  • In Taranaki, in the North Island, among three thousand people in 1858-59 there was not a funeral for sixteen months.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • Rahu rahu is the name of the fern which is the most common plant in the North Island.

    Old New Zealand Earl of Pembroke.
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North Island

noun
1.
the northernmost of the two main islands of New Zealand. Pop: 3 087 200 (2004 est). Area: 114 729 sq km (44 297 sq miles)
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