Stewart Island/Rakiura is the third-largest island of New Zealand. It lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the South Island, across Foveaux Strait. Its permanent population is slightly over 400 people, most of whom live in the settlement of Oban.
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The Māori name for Stewart Island is Rakiura, which means ‘glowing skies’. This may allude to the aurora australis.
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