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Complete details about New Zealand in Oceania with capital city Wellington

Country NameNew Zealand (New Zealand/Aotearoa)
Country CodeNZL
Capital CityWellington
ContinentOceania
RegionAustralia and New Zealand
Independence Year1907
Population3862000
Surface Area270534.0
Life Expectancy77.8 years
GNP54669.0 (old 64960.0)
Government FormConstitutional Monarchy

Spoken Languages

English [official]     (87.0%)
Maori     (4.3%)

Major Cities

Auckland, Auckland     (population 381800)
Christchurch, Canterbury     (population 324200)
Manukau, Auckland     (population 281800)
North Shore, Auckland     (population 187700)
Waitakere, Auckland     (population 170600)
Wellington, Wellington     (population 166700)
Dunedin, Dunedin     (population 119600)
Hamilton, Hamilton     (population 117100)
Lower Hutt, Wellington     (population 98100)

New Zealand's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: BBC NewsSun, 31 Aug 2014 20:03:41 -0700
Man held over New Zealand killings

Police in New Zealand have detained a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment office. The incident happened on Monday morning in the town of Ashburton, southwest of Christchurch. A man went into a Work and ...   read full story

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Publisher: NEWS.com.auSun, 31 Aug 2014 18:03:22 -0700
Two shot dead at Work and Income office in Ashburton, New Zealand read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 31 Aug 2014 17:50:34 -0700
New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect in custody read full story
Publisher: The GuardianMon, 01 Sep 2014 01:15:00 -0700
New Zealand shooting suspect arrested after massive manhunt read full story
Publisher: The IndependentMon, 01 Sep 2014 03:41:15 -0700
Homeless man 'kills two New Zealand welfare workers' after describing his ... read full story
Publisher: Globalnews.caSun, 31 Aug 2014 18:33:05 -0700
Gunman in New Zealand kills 2 in unemployment office before escaping on bike read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldSun, 31 Aug 2014 15:21:48 -0700
- Man in black balaclava fired shotgun in Work and Income office read full story


Publisher: ABC OnlineSun, 31 Aug 2014 18:11:05 -0700
New Zealand shooting: Gunman kills two at government office in Ashburton ...

New Zealand shooting: Gunman kills two at government office in Ashburton, escapes on bicycle. By New Zealand correspondent Dominique Schwartz and staff. Updated September 01, 2014 13:29:19. John Tully Photo: New Zealand police have released this ...   read full story


Publisher: Bleacher ReportSun, 31 Aug 2014 16:26:15 -0700
USA vs. New Zealand: TV Info, Live Stream and Preview for FIBA World Cup 2014

New Zealand awaits on Tuesday. The Tall Blacks dropped their opener against Turkey by three points and followed that up with a 13-point defeat to the Dominican Republic. The first loss really stung as New Zealand threw away a potential win in the ...   read full story

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Publisher: New Zealand HeraldSat, 30 Aug 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Basketball: Tall Blacks implode in World Cup opener read full story
Publisher: YahooXtra Blogs (blog)Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:07:30 -0700
Basketball: Tall Blacks in States' sights read full story
Publisher: Stuff.co.nzSat, 30 Aug 2014 10:01:23 -0700
Tall Blacks to unleash new haka at World Cup read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzSat, 30 Aug 2014 07:37:25 -0700
Two more rowing golds for New Zealand crews

On yet another memorable day for New Zealand at a world rowing championship regatta, the men's pair remained unbeaten - and still seemingly unbeatable - while collecting their second gold medal of the 2014 world champs in Amsterdam. The duo - who ...   read full story

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Publisher: TVNZSat, 30 Aug 2014 15:38:23 -0700
New Zealand leads rowing medal count read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandSun, 31 Aug 2014 00:41:15 -0700
Four NZ crews going for gold read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @HatchMansfield on Mon Sep 01 09:38:33 EDT 2014 Well done @villamaria_wine winning 6 gold medals &Paul Robinson winning New Zealand?s Young Viticulturist of the Year http://t.co/H2rzIInxl1
From @AbbottMaverick on Mon Sep 01 09:38:32 EDT 2014 Could this have saved two lives and the injury of a third in New Zealand today? http://t.co/Ofl8tYfvVA Poverty is the enemy society can cure
From @lakefvmarina on Mon Sep 01 09:38:28 EDT 2014 Lake Fairview Marina made it all the way to New Zealand! http://t.co/8LtPkTSgmr
From @ThatKaylaKidx on Mon Sep 01 09:38:19 EDT 2014 RT @ben_barlyo: Arrived safe and sound in Australia. Stoked for the next 2 weeks. New Zealand was good to us, thanks kiwi fools! Ly http://?
From @Bergi24 on Mon Sep 01 09:37:43 EDT 2014 RT @torebucci: Fun fact: Ben Wright spiller fortsatt fotball - på New Zealand.
From @SelenaPidgeon on Mon Sep 01 09:37:33 EDT 2014 RT @ben_barlyo: Arrived safe and sound in Australia. Stoked for the next 2 weeks. New Zealand was good to us, thanks kiwi fools! Ly http://?
From @DTNNewZealand on Mon Sep 01 09:37:13 EDT 2014 DTN New Zealand: Madrid takes Hernandez on loan from ManU: MADRID (AP) Real Madrid has signed Mexico striker ... http://t.co/GZsH2nGnmT
From @DTNNewZealand on Mon Sep 01 09:37:12 EDT 2014 DTN New Zealand: IPL corruption probe panel given 2 more months: NEW DELHI (AP) India's Supreme Court on Mond... http://t.co/pSeKx81mjm
From @DTNNewZealand on Mon Sep 01 09:37:12 EDT 2014 DTN New Zealand: Austria gets mental coaching from ski legend Maier: VIENNA (AP) The Austrian football federa... http://t.co/lTDUzaUs0v
From @DTNNewZealand on Mon Sep 01 09:37:12 EDT 2014 DTN New Zealand: FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar: ZURICH (AP) FIFA will step up the search ... http://t.co/5mhC5W9yjO
From @WorldPrayerGift on Mon Sep 01 09:37:09 EDT 2014 RT @GCC_exposures: Auckland - New Zealand #travel #photography #cityscape http://t.co/rMGNWWjMm5
From @FTU_Japan on Mon Sep 01 09:37:04 EDT 2014 $AUDNZD Live streaming charts and online trading content - http://t.co/mGTwAhwjGs
From @_Citizvn on Mon Sep 01 09:36:41 EDT 2014 RT @ben_barlyo: Arrived safe and sound in Australia. Stoked for the next 2 weeks. New Zealand was good to us, thanks kiwi fools! Ly http://?