Paparoa National Park - Dolomite Point, Punakaiki, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 42° 06.835 E 171° 19.583
59G E 526982 N 5337524
Quick Description: The plaques (in English and Maori) are located along the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes walk within Paparoa National Park on the West Coast.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/21/2015 4:52:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMN90Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
Views: 3

Long Description:
The inscription reads

"To commemorate the opening of the Paparoa National Park on the 5th day of December 1987 by his excellency the Governor General the most Reverend Sir Paul Reeves GCMG GCVO"

The location

Established in 1987, Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the settlement of Punakaiki.

Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline, are all packed into Paparoa National Park. (visit link)

The person

Sir Paul Alfred Reeves ONZ GCMG GCVO QSO CF (1932 – 2011) was Archbishop and Primate of New Zealand from 1980 to 1985 and the 15th Governor-General of New Zealand from 22 November 1985 to 20 November 1990. He was the first Chancellor of Auckland University of Technology. He also served as chairman of the Environmental Council (1974–76); he was a supporter of Citizens for Rowling (the campaign for the re-election of Labour Prime Minister Bill Rowling); and he served as president of the National Council of Churches in New Zealand (1984–85). (visit link)
What was opened/inaugurated?: Paparoa National Park

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Sir Paul Alfred Reeves

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 1987

Website about the location: [Web Link]

Website about the person: [Web Link]

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