New Zealand’s first two catalinas have been completed, with a third expected to open soon.
And it looks like it’s about to get bigger.
The two islands, both about 100km (62 miles) off the coast of New Zealand, have already been formally declared as a city by the New Zealand government.
They will be known as Auckland and Wellington.
The islands were named after Sir Edward Percy Catallena, the governor of New South Wales in 1839 who was a fierce advocate for a new state of New Britain, or the Pacific New Zealand.
He was particularly concerned about the potential of gold in the area.
“The first island was built on the spot, which was the gold coast, and was not a very profitable spot,” the island’s mayor, Paul Kavanagh, said.
“The second island was in a very remote area of the coast, with no gold, and there was an earthquake there that had a very bad impact on the gold and the townspeople had to move out.”
But the city was not built on gold, but rather on stone, which the locals could mine in the nearby hills and mines.
It’s not only the size of the islands that is remarkable, but the fact that the islands have been developed as a tourist attraction and tourist attraction, with the first building of a hotel on them just two years ago.
“We’ve been very fortunate that there has been an interest in the islands in general,” Mr Kavanah said.
“I think the first buildings of a building in the city centre were the people who were going to build the hotel.”
And that’s really what it was all about.
It was the people, not the building, that were doing it.
“That was the point that we felt that we needed to have a hotel, so we could attract people and to attract them we would have a town centre and a hotel and a boat ramp.”
The first town centre was a two-storey building on a cliff overlooking the harbour.
The hotel was a four-storeys building on the other side of the harbour, but it was still the same thing.
“What’s interesting about these islands is they have really been developed,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
“They have been transformed into a city centre.”
They have all these things, there are a lot of shops and a lot more amenities and they’re a great location.
“It’s only the second time New Zealand has created a city in the Pacific.
The first was the city of Christchurch in the 1950s.
But the island cities have not been without their problems.
In the 1980s, a fire in the hotel, which had been built as a heritage attraction, destroyed much of the town centre.
The island was devastated in a similar fire in 1991, killing more than 200 people.
There have also been some mishaps, such as when a man in his 50s collapsed in the harbour on one of the island islands and died.”
There was an issue with the fire that was out there and there had been a small amount of gold dust on the harbour floor,” Mr Molloy said.”[The gold dust] came in through the roof and into the water, which then floated to the harbour and burned it down.
“So you had a couple of small fires on the islands, and that was really a tragedy.”
The mayor said that while the islands could be described as tourist attractions, there was a lot at stake, particularly in the long term.
“A lot of these people are here for a long time and they are a big part of the economy,” he said.
“So I think the city is going to continue to grow and that’s probably what we are going to have to consider in the future.”
It seems that it will be hard for the tourists to get to Wellington when the city officially opens.
But there are still a number of other areas on the island that could be added to the tourist list if Auckland is successful.
One of those is the Auckland Harbour, which is the only place in the world where the water is actually blue.
Auckland is one of five New Zealand cities that can get its blue water back, after the state’s first green water returned to the ocean in 2009.
“New Zealand has an incredible history of having the blue water on its rivers and the sea,” Mr Nolloy added.
“But there’s still a lot to do.”
Topics:air-transport,air-force,environment,environmental-impact,environment-management,environmentary-management-and-planning,economics-and_finance,new-zealandFirst posted October 08, 2019 06:00:17Contact Greg O’NeillMore stories from New Zealand