New Zealand Islands by Hint

Given the hint, can you name the following 20 New Zealand islands or island groups?
Includes islands in countries in free association or dependent territories
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Last updated: December 2, 2019
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Island
Home to Auckland, Wellington, and Rotorua as well as Lake Taupō
North Island
Biggest island by area, jokingly referred to as "the Mainland"
South Island
Uninhabited island on the antipodal side of London, England
Antipodes Island
Country in free association consisting of one island with 1,600 people
Niue
Known to the Māori as "Rakiura", this is the third-largest island
Stewart Island
Island near Auckland, famous for its wines and its microclimate
Waiheke Island
Also known as "Aotea", this big island is known for its low amount of light pollution
Great Barrier Island
Outlying island group which forms the easternmost archipelago of New Zealand
Chatham Islands
Biggest island of the Cook Islands, a country in free association with New Zealand
Rarotonga
Bird sanctuary in the Hauraki Gulf home to tīeke and kiwi as well as reptiles such as tuatara
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Youngest of Auckland's 53 volcanoes that erupted about 600 years ago
Rangitoto Island
Island west of Paraparaumu or Waikanae. Namesake of an ice cream company
Kapiti Island
Stretched island between Waihi Beach and Mount Maunganui
Matakana Island
New Zealand's most active volcano, located in the Bay of Plenty near Whakatāne
White Island
Island in the Marlborough Sounds named after a French explorer.
Separated by the mainland via French Pass, a strait with the fastest tidal flows
D'Urville Island
Dependent territory officially referred to as a nation. Located close to American Samoa
Tokelau
Predator-free island used to raise kākāpō. Its most famous resident is a parrot called Sirocco
Codfish Island
Island group north of Cape Reinga that was sighted by Abel Tasman on Epiphany Day, 1643
Three Kings Islands
Isolated island group 360 km south of any civilization named after a British lord
Auckland Islands
Honeymoon atoll of the Cook Islands famous for its "One Foot Island" beaches
Aitutaki
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