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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: Fox NewsMon, 02 May 2016 00:21:43 -0700
North Carolina mother, daughter survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large "help" signs they had made from fern fronds.   read full story

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Publisher: CNNSun, 01 May 2016 19:29:17 -0700
Missing mom, daughter rescued from New Zealand forest read full story
Publisher: WNCNMon, 02 May 2016 03:18:45 -0700
NC State grad, mom talk about surviving days in New Zealand forest read full story
Publisher: Travel+LeisureMon, 02 May 2016 10:03:45 -0700
Americans Rescued After Five Days Lost in New Zealand Wilderness read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsSun, 01 May 2016 08:11:06 -0700
Mother, Daughter Lost in New Zealand Wilderness Were 'Scared to Death' read full story
Publisher: People MagazineSun, 01 May 2016 14:08:14 -0700
Mother and Daughter Found in New Zealand Forest After Pilot Spots 'Help' Sign ... read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzSun, 01 May 2016 22:33:27 -0700
Airly business model could work in New Zealand, travel agent says

An all-you-can-fly airline between New Zealand's main centres could help ease Auckland's housing crisis, a travel agent says. In Australia an all-you-can-fly service between Sydney and Melbourne has signed up nearly enough potential members to launch.   read full story


Publisher: SBSMon, 02 May 2016 01:26:15 -0700
New Zealand rugby league players banned after prescription drug abuse

The bans come after New Zealand international Kieran Foran, captain of Parramatta Eels, was put on an indefinite period of leave by the Sydney-based NRL team after being rushed to hospital for a prescription drug overdose, according to local media reports.   read full story

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Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldSun, 01 May 2016 20:42:31 -0700
Banned New Zealand Warriors players admit taking prescription drugs read full story
Publisher: SkySportsMon, 02 May 2016 00:52:30 -0700
New Zealand Rugby League suspend three players for abusing prescription drugs read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandSun, 01 May 2016 18:27:29 -0700
Warriors won't discuss alleged drug abuse by their players read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldSun, 01 May 2016 19:03:36 -0700
Warriors mixed prescription drugs with energy drinks read full story


Publisher: The HinduMon, 02 May 2016 04:15:00 -0700
Farm sector hitch in FTA talks with New Zealand: Pranab

Seeking to dispel the impression that India was lukewarm about the ongoing negotiations with New Zealand on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the government was ?not maintaining silence? on the issue, but was ...   read full story

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Publisher: Economic TimesSun, 01 May 2016 06:18:45 -0700
India, New Zealand ink deal for direct flights to boost tourism read full story
Publisher: The Indian ExpressMon, 02 May 2016 02:35:47 -0700
India, New Zealand share many bonds, have common stakes, says President Pranab read full story
Publisher: Daily News & AnalysisSun, 01 May 2016 20:45:00 -0700
President Mukherjee wraps six-day state visit to New Zealand, Papua New Guinea read full story
Publisher: Scoop.co.nz (press release)Sun, 01 May 2016 15:07:30 -0700
New Zealand Excellence Awards for Indian students announced read full story
Publisher: Hindustan TimesSun, 01 May 2016 07:03:45 -0700
India, New Zealand friendship will continue to strengthen: Pranab read full story
Publisher: Chandigarh TribuneSat, 30 Apr 2016 03:47:22 -0700
India pitches for closer ties with New Zealand read full story

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