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South Island

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Downhill Adventures in The South Island

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Kaikoura earthquake moved South Island 6 metres closer to North Island

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New Zealand Skydiving in NZ's South Island over stunning Queenstown scenery with NZONE Skydive

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Drone footage shows extent of flooding in New Zealand's South Island

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Akaroa New Zealand The South Island

The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island covers 150,437 square kilometres (58,084 sq mi), making it the world's 12th-largest island. It has a temperate climate.