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Long White Cloud. New Zealand (NZ) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean located about 2000 km (1,300 mi) east of Australia.
The island-nation consists of two main islands and some smaller islands. The main islands are the North Island (Te-Ika-a-Maui), and the South Island (Te Wai Pounamu) which are separated by the Cook Strait.
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New Zealand - Aotearoa
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New Zealand - Aotearoa
ISO Country Code: nz
Local Time = UTC +12h
DST October - March (+13h)
Actual Time: Fri-Oct-28 12:30
Country Calling Code: +64
Capital City: Wellington (pop. 400 000)
Other Cities: Auckland (1.3 million), Christchurch (339 000), Hamilton (182 000)
Type: Parliamentary democracy.
Constitution: No formal, written constitution.
Independence: Declared a dominion in 1907.
Chief of State: Queen Elizabeth II
Dependent areas: Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau.
Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia.
Area: 270,467 km² (104,427 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Varied, from snowcapped mountains to lowland plains.
Climate: with sharp regional contrasts from temperate to subtropical.
Nationality: Noun--New Zealander(s). Adjective--New Zealand.
Population: 4.4 million (2012)
GNI per capita PPP: $ 24 805 (year)
Ethnic groups: European 75%, Maori 15%, other Polynesian 6.5%.
Languages: English, Maori.
Natural resources: Natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone.
Agriculture products: Wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables; wool, beef, lamb and mutton, dairy products; fish.
Industries: Food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining.
Exports partners: Australia 21%, USA 14.4%, Japan 11.3%, China 5.7%, UK 4.7% (2004)
Imports partners: Australia 22.4%, USA 11.3%, Japan 11.2%, China 9.7%, Germany 5.2% (2004)
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
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Official Sites of New ZealandNew Zealand Government Online
Entrance to all New Zealand Government web sites.
Governor General of New Zealand
Web site of The Right Honourable Sir Michael Hardie Boys, GNZM, GCMG, the personal representative of the Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand.
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
The New Zealand Parliament
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Manatu Aorere Aotearoa
Official website of the ministry.
New Zealand Mission to the UN
Permanent mission of New Zealand to the United Nations.
New Zealand Diplomatic Post Finder (nzembassy.com)
The official address for New Zealand embassies, high commissions and representative offices.
Overseas Representatives to New Zealand
Address list of foreign Diplomatic Missions.
Statistics New Zealand - Te Tari Tatau
The major source of official New Zealand statistics.
Map of New Zealand
Political Map of New Zealand.
Google Earth Map New Zealand
Searchable map and satellite view of New Zealand.
Google Earth Map Wellington
Searchable map and satellite view of New Zealand's capital.
Google Earth Map Auckland
Searchable map and satellite view of New Zealand's largest city.
With Mt. Ruapehu an active volcano within the Tongariro National Park.
Reference map of Australia/Oceania.
New Zealand NewsDominion-Post
The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's largest newspaper with national and international news.
Otago Daily Times
Online edition with New Zealand and South Pacific News.
The Sunday Star Times
New Zealand Press Association
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Arts & CultureCreative New Zealand - Arts Council of New Zealand
Government organisation responsible for developing the arts in New Zealand.
National Library of New Zealand
Collect and maintain literature and information resources that relate to New Zealand and the Pacific.
The National Tattoo Museum of New Zealand
Museum about the historic growth of Tattoo in New Zealand.
Site about New Zealand's culture.
The New Zealand Edge
E-magazine including stories of heroic New Zealanders.
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
The Museum of New Zealand.
Whitecliffe College of Art & Design
International art school.
Encourages women to participate in Information Technologies.
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Bank of New Zealand
National Bank of New Zealand
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
New Zealand Stock Exchange
New Zealand Chambers of Commerce, The
Gateway to regional Chambers.
Kiwiana - Kiwi Products
Otorohanga, Kiwiana Town
Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand Limited.
Christchurch International Airport
International airport in the South Island.
Dunedin International Airport
Interislander - New Zealand's Ferries
Official website for Interislander & The Lynx ferry services between North & South Islands.
Ports of Auckland
Official website with information about New Zealand's largest port.
Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin
Scenic and historic railway operating from Dunedin.
New Zealand railways, tourism via rail travel.
New Zealand Bus Travel.
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Destination New Zealand - Travel and Tour GuidesDiscover New Zealand: North Island, South Island, Glaciers, Volcanoes, Hauraki Gulf, Kawau Island, Rangitoto Island, Waiheke Island, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton.
Accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, cruising, diving, kayaking, tours and much more.
100% Pure New Zealand
Travel and tourist information for New Zealand by the New Zealand Tourism Board.
Tourism New Zealand
New Zealand tourism's international marketing organisation.
North Island (with the regions of Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Wanganui, Tongariro Taupo, East Coast Hawkes Bay, and Wellington)
Official website with information about the subtropical Northland with its extensive unspoilt coastline.
The Coromandel peninsula is one of New Zealand's best-loved holiday destinations.
Pastures, Caves, Hobbits.
Outdoor adventures in Wanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and Tararua districts.
Rotorua is one of the most famous destinations in New Zealand.
The official Regional Tourism Organisation for the Ruapehu District.
Visitors guide to Mt Ruapehu and New Zealand's largest skiing area.
South Island (with the regions of Nelson Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Southland, and Chatham Islands)
Christchurch and Canterbury
The official visitors guide and travel planner for Canterbury and Christchurch South Island.
Tourism Central Otago
A travel and tourism guide for Otago region.
Otago Peninsula is an area in the southeast of the South Island.
A visitors guide to Waitaki Districts.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
The capital of New Zealand.
The economic capital, the City of Sails is the main gateway to New Zealand.
The Garden City, a visitors guide to the largest city in New Zealand's South Island.
A city in the Otago region with a rich cultural heritage.
National Park Village
Close to Tongariro National Park and the Whanganui National Park.
More Tourism sites
New Zealand Travel Planner
Planning your vacation in New Zealand.
Discover New Zealand
Great places to discover in New Zealand.
nz.com - New Zealand on the web
Providing resources for and about New Zealand.
The New Zealand Way
Taking New Zealand to the World.
Hotels in New Zealand
Find Hotels in New Zealand.
University at Christchurch, Canterbury.
University of Auckland
New Zealand's largest university, established in 1883.
University of Canterbury (Whare Wananga o Waitaha)
The university's official website.
University of Otago
New Zealand's oldest university, founded in 1869.
The University of Waikato (Te Whare Wananga o Waikato )
The University of Waikato at Tauranga.
Victoria University of Wellington (Te Whare Wananga o te Upoko o te Ika a Maui)
Official website of Victoria University of Wellington.
The Royal Society of New Zealand
Association for the advancement of science and technology.
Environment & NatureDepartment of Conservation (Te Papa Atawhai)
The central government organisation charged with conserving the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand.
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Research organisation and New Zealand's leading provider of environmental research and consultancy services.
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
The Pacific region's major intergovernmental organisation charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources.
Information about New Zealand's 14 national parks by the Department of Conservation.
HistoryArchives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga)
Archives New Zealand is the official guardian of New Zealand's heritage documents.
Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)
Treaty in 1840, between Maori chieftains and the British Crown, where the Maori ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights.
New Zealand in History
Provides an overview of New Zealand history.
A national resource for anyone interested in New Zealand history.
Indigenous Peoples and the
An online institute of law affecting indigenous peoples
An Exhibit of Maori People and Culture of Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Maori Independence (Tino Rangatiratanga)
The site concerning self determination issues for indigenous people in Aotearoa/New Zealand it's relvance pacifically and within the wider international indigenous community.
Site for Maori culture and people.
SearchAccess New Zealand
New Zealand index.
Destination New Zealand
NZ and travel related webindex.
NZ NetGuide Web
A New Zealand consumer and web magazine.
Te Puna Web Directory
A directory to New Zealand & Pacific Island web sites by the National Library of New Zealand.
Australian/New Zealand Search Engine.
Additional Information on New ZealandBBC News Country Profile: New Zealand
Open Directory Project: New Zealand
Wikipedia: New Zealand
The World Factbook -- New Zealand
Other Countries in Australia/Oceania:
American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga
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