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Let's hear it for New Zealand!

Postby jimshu » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:21 pm

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-storie ... nder-spot/

New Zealand's Milford Sound has been nominated to compete for a spot on a list of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Over 260 natural landmarks were nominated from people around the world.

Experts chose the final 26 from the 77 landmarks with the most votes.

The list will be reduced to a final seven in 2011.

Other finalists included the Grand Canyon in the United States, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the Amazon rain forest and Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro.

Organiser Bernard Weber said over one billion people were expected to vote on the final seven.

"This campaign should contribute to the appreciation - to the knowledge - of our environment and not just the one in our country but worldwide.
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Re: Let's hear it for New Zealand!

Postby jimshu » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:22 am

http://www.new7wonders.com/
Go here to view the full list and also to vote.
It would be interesting to know how many you have been to.
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Re: Let's hear it for New Zealand!

Postby ballu » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:11 am

4 down, 24 to go!!! :P
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Re: Let's hear it for New Zealand!

Postby Zuleika » Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:35 pm

9 plus 2 (ie seen Kili and The Matterhorn from a distance - not been up close)
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Re: Let's hear it for New Zealand!

Postby jimshu » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:47 pm

9 wow!A mark of a great traveller.I think we'll disallow the other 2 'cause you have to at least set foot on them.
But that's coming from someone who hasn't even been to our own Milford Sound! :oops:
I think we'd better knock that one off this Christmas vacation.
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