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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: USA TODAYSat, 18 Apr 2015 21:07:30 -0700
Air New Zealand to fly nonstop from Houston to Auckland

Air New Zealand announced this week it will begin flying to Houston, giving the carrier its first new U.S. destination in 11 years. Houston will be the airline's fifth destination in U.S. and Canada, joining Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco and ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldSat, 18 Apr 2015 17:22:30 -0700
Air New Zealand Dreamliner 787-9 business class read full story
Publisher: FTNnews.comSun, 19 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0700
Air New Zealand's new Houston flights to boost arrivals from United States read full story


Publisher: The Intercept - First Look MediaSat, 18 Apr 2015 10:50:32 -0700
New Zealand Plotted Hack on China With NSA

New Zealand spies teamed with National Security Agency hackers to break into a data link in the country's largest city, Auckland, as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on Chinese diplomats, documents reveal. The covert operation, reported Saturday by ...   read full story

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Publisher: New Zealand HeraldSat, 18 Apr 2015 10:04:05 -0700
Leaked papers reveal NZ plan to spy on China for US read full story
Publisher: Chinadaily USASat, 18 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0700
China concerned at reports of New Zealand-US plan to spy on diplomats read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandSun, 19 Apr 2015 12:08:12 -0700
China 'concerned' at spying claim read full story
Publisher: World Socialist Web SiteFri, 17 Apr 2015 22:37:30 -0700
New Zealand shared intelligence with Bangladesh's repressive agencies read full story


Publisher: BloombergSun, 19 Apr 2015 16:15:42 -0700
New Zealand Posts Slowest Inflation Since 1999 as Oil Drops

Body Shop International Plc products sit on display at the store's entrance as pedestrians walk past on Lambton Quay in downtown Wellington. New Zealand joins other nations in experiencing benign inflation. Photographer: Mark Coote/Bloomberg ...   read full story

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Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldSun, 19 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0700
New Zealand inflation at 15-year low, prompting rates move debate read full story
Publisher: NasdaqSun, 19 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0700
New Zealand Inflation Now Well Below Central Bank's Target Band read full story
Publisher: RTT NewsSun, 19 Apr 2015 16:15:00 -0700
New Zealand CPI Slides 0.3% On Quarter In Q1 read full story
Publisher: Business Insider AustraliaSun, 19 Apr 2015 16:26:15 -0700
New Zealand consumer prices tumble in the March quarter read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandSun, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:15 -0700
Annual inflation close to zero read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldSun, 19 Apr 2015 16:03:45 -0700
Inflation slumps again - CPI dips 0.3pc read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzSun, 19 Apr 2015 12:20:12 -0700
New Zealand mother grieves son's Islamic State death

A New Zealand mother is grieving the death of her son after he died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria. Karolina Dam, formerly of Auckland but now living in Copenhagen, Denmark, told Radio New Zealand her Danish-born son, Lukas, left for Syria in ...   read full story

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Publisher: Radio New ZealandSun, 19 Apr 2015 13:26:15 -0700
NZ families have appealed for help read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @InstagramAction on Sun Apr 19 20:45:02 EDT 2015 #instagram Breaker Bay at sunset, New Zealand by Katja Riedel #instaration #photography #photooftheday #foto http://t.co/pP3G109pYA
From @joaomarple on Sun Apr 19 20:45:01 EDT 2015 RT @semchishena1: A girl from New Zealand auctioned her virginity off for $46,000.
From @jameswh73 on Sun Apr 19 20:45:01 EDT 2015 RT @espnscrum: New Zealand can't afford to lose its Tom Marshalls, @Sambruce86 Second tier player key to #rugby IQ http://t.co/Y65E0iEWP7 #?
From @DonHanke on Sun Apr 19 20:44:58 EDT 2015 RT @stanyee: New Zealand posts slowest annual inflation in more than 15 years http://t.co/CUxGLSKkBM
From @FlorRoques on Sun Apr 19 20:44:52 EDT 2015 Volver y sentirme como en casa, como quien viaja de Buenos Aires a Dolores, qué lindo volver a New Zealand :) !!
From @NZLadyAFan on Sun Apr 19 20:44:48 EDT 2015 @underwoodkatic @__hannahgoddard well at least country artists know where the UK is....New Zealand probably doesn't exist to most of them
From @HannahConroy13 on Sun Apr 19 20:44:33 EDT 2015 @CherylFeltman I'm so jealous! I'm flying over from New Zealand, but I can't afford CHE because everything's so expensive :p
From @XSigint on Sun Apr 19 20:44:27 EDT 2015 RT @SimonSothebys: Five New Houses in Australia and New Zealand : Architectural Digest http://t.co/AfNNDvRRGj
From @JaiGuruDeva on Sun Apr 19 20:44:19 EDT 2015 "McCartney Welcomes Ringo Into Hall Of Fame" -This from New Zealand | Entertainment | 3 News http://t.co/qwvgjiJgCH
From @Elamanor on Sun Apr 19 20:44:18 EDT 2015 RT @andykhouri: It will never stop being funny to me that they made it canon that all Stormtroopers are from New Zealand.
From @NZ_Lawyer on Sun Apr 19 20:44:12 EDT 2015 No ?bamboo ceiling? in New Zealand http://t.co/HZ9t4vuyn9
From @NewZealandHits on Sun Apr 19 20:44:04 EDT 2015 Today's hit YouTube Video in New Zealand.?Ed Sheeran?'s ?Thinking Out Loud? http://t.co/AzX91NM7bx
From @anagrammaton on Sun Apr 19 20:43:56 EDT 2015 the new zealand government isn't like, Real And Good authority for any reason other than that it had superior force of arms in the land wars
From @IHC_New_Zealand on Sun Apr 19 20:43:47 EDT 2015 'Philip's Puppets' will be airing this Sunday morning at 8:30am on TV One.. Philip is a young guy with Autism,... http://t.co/EzwpcTe8rh