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Napier on Shores of Hawke’s Bay Near Kaweka Range, New Zealand

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April 6th, 2011 Category: Mountains

New Zealand - March 27th, 2011

The full version of this orthorectified shows the Kaweka Range of mountains, located in inland Hawke’s Bay in the eastern North Island of New Zealand.

The range lies between the city of Napier (visible as a white area at the shores of Hawke Bay), 55 kilometres to the southeast, and Lake Taupo, 50 kilometres to the northwest.

Napier is a New Zealand city with a seaport, located in Hawke’s Bay on the eastern coast of the North Island. About 18 kilometres south of Napier is the inland city of Hastings.

Ngaruroro River Emptying into Hawke Bay, New Zealand

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March 26th, 2010 Category: Rivers, Sediments, Volcanoes

New Zealand - February 23rd, 2010

New Zealand - February 23rd, 2010

Many of the sediments lining the coast of New Zealand in the upper right quadrant are released by the Ngaruroro River. Located in the eastern North Island of New Zealand, it runs for a total of 100 kilometres. The Ngaruroro is one of several rivers that helped form the alluvial Heretaunga Plains at the south end of the coast of Hawke Bay.

From its origin in the Kaweka Range it flows southeast and then east before emptying into Hawke Bay 10 kilometres south of Napier, near the town of Clive. In addition to the mountains of the Kaweka Range, the active stratovolcano Mount Ruapehu can be seen at the top edge.

North Island’s Mountain Chain, from Mount Ruapehu to East Cape, New Zealand – December 20th, 2009

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December 20th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Volcanoes

New Zealand - November 26th, 2009

New Zealand - November 26th, 2009

The volcanic summit of Mount Ruapehu, lower left quadrant, is covered in snow in this image of New Zealand‘s North Island. The large body of water north of the volcano is Lake Taupo. North Island’s main mountain chain appears as a dark green area running northeast from the volcano and lake towards East Cape, in the upper right quadrant of the full image.

One of the ranges in this mountain chain is the Kaweka Range, located in inland Hawke’s Bay between the city of Napier, 55 kilometres to the southeast, and Lake Taupo, 50 kilometres to the northwest. It is the source of many rivers which flow into Hawke Bay, including among them the Tutaekuri, Mohaka, and Ngaruroro Rivers.

Napier and Hawke Bay, New Zealand

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August 5th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

New Zealand - July 12th, 2009

The Kameka Range, on New Zealand’s North Island, crosses the upper left quadrant of this orthorectified image. Moving down to the coast, part of the shoreline of Hawke Bay is visible, from the upper right corner to a peninsula jutting out near the center.

At the end of this eight kilometer long peninsula that marks the southeastern extremity of the bay is a promontory known as Cape Kidnappers.  It is located 20 kilometres southeast of the city of Napier, which can be identified as a white area on the Bluff Hill headland and the surrounding plain, reaching the shores of the bay.