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WAIKAREMOANA, NEW ZEALAND -- FEBRUARY 10: The Whirinaki River runs through a canyon in Te Urewera National Park. This park spans 156,000 hectors and has the largest podicarp forest in New Zealand. Podicarp forests like these date back to the Jurassic period and used to cover the whole of New Zealand. Maori believe the Whirinaki River valley is protected by one of their female ancestors, Hinie Ruarangi ("Young Women to the Sky"). It is believed that she can materialize in white shags (cormorant bird) and if you see one in the valley it is a very bad omen. -- Photo By Amy Toensing _________________________________

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WAIKAREMOANA, NEW ZEALAND -- FEBRUARY 10: The Whirinaki River runs through a canyon in Te Urewera National Park. This park spans 156,000 hectors and has the largest podicarp forest in New Zealand. Podicarp forests like these date back to the Jurassic period and used to cover the whole of New Zealand. Maori believe the Whirinaki River valley is protected by one of their female ancestors, Hinie Ruarangi ("Young Women to the Sky"). It is believed that she can materialize in white shags (cormorant bird) and if you see one in the valley it is a very bad omen. -- Photo By Amy Toensing _________________________________<br />
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