What did Abel Tasman discover first?
Abel Tasman is officially recognised as the first European to 'discover' New Zealand in 1642. His men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori. Continuing eastwards they sighted the mountains of a land that Tasman named Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) after the governor general of Batavia.
Tasman, Abel (1603–c.1659), Dutch navigator. Sent in 1642 by the Governor General of the Dutch East Indies, Anthony van Diemen (1593–1645), to explore Australian waters, he reached Tasmania (which he named Van Diemen's Land) and New Zealand, and in 1643 arrived at Tonga and Fiji. "Tasman, Abel."
- Although the plants do not require heavy pruning as do other berry bushes, they do need light maintenance through the summer and at the end of the growing season. Strawberry plants put out runners with plantlets at the end that take root when they touch soil. If you want a berry patch, then let the runners grow.
- Strawberry plants can produce fruit for five or six years. However, after the first two years the yields will be reduced dramatically and a build-up of pests and diseases can occur. Strawberry beds are usually kept for two or three years before they're cleared and planted on new ground.
- They are usually planted as inexpensive dormant bare-roots that can live for many years. Sometimes more actively growing plants are sold, and these are pricier. Even though strawberries are hardwired to return year after year, the choice to grow them as perennials is completely at your discretion.
Abel Tasman's ships. This engraving is based on drawings made during the voyage of Dutch explorer Abel Tasman to New Zealand in 1642. It shows the ships Zeehaen and Heemskerck close to the Three Kings Islands.
- “Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted New Zealand in 1642 and called it Staten Landt, supposing it was connected to a landmass of the same name at the southern tip of South America. In 1645, Dutch cartographers renamed the land Nova Zeelandia after the Dutch province of Zeeland.
- Be at least 66 years old; Invest NZ$0.75 million (about USD$541,763) in New Zealand during the two-year visa period; Show that you have NZ$0.5 million (about USD$361,175) of maintenance funds and at least NZ$60,000 (about USD$43,341) in annual income; Meet standard health and character requirements; and.
- Housing and costs. The majority of expats will head to New Zealand's main cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, with Auckland being significantly more expensive. On average a two bedroom apartment in the city will cost around $350–$500 per week. Utilities will vary in price depending on your energy provider.
Updated: 17th October 2019