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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: ABC NewsThu, 27 Nov 2014 15:07:28 -0800
Fugitive New Zealand Killer Deported From Brazil

A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison was deported Friday from the South American country. New Zealand police said three officers escorted Phillip John Smith onto a plane that left ...   read full story

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Publisher: New Zealand HeraldThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:54:40 -0800
Phillip Smith flips middle finger as he is escorted onto plane to New Zealand read full story
Publisher: 3News NZThu, 27 Nov 2014 09:16:54 -0800
Phillip Smith leaving Brazil for New Zealand read full story


Publisher: TVNZThu, 27 Nov 2014 10:22:30 -0800
Fugitive Phillip Smith heads back to New Zealand

Smith, who was convicted back in 1996 for the murder of the father of the boy he sexually assaulted, is on his way back to New Zealand via a connecting flight from Chile police have confirmed. He left Rio early this morning (NZT) and is being escorted ...   read full story


Publisher: The ColumbianThu, 27 Nov 2014 06:03:45 -0800
In New Zealand, feud embroils sunken 1902 vessel carrying remains of 499 ...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand ? The S.S. Ventnor sank 112 years ago off the northern New Zealand coast, bearing unusual cargo: the exhumed bodies of 499 Chinese miners, some in wooden coffins and others in sealed zinc caskets. They had tried their luck ...   read full story

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Publisher: AOL NewsTue, 25 Nov 2014 07:34:38 -0800
In New Zealand, feud over fate of 1902 corpse ship - AOL.com read full story


Publisher: Scoop.co.nz (press release)Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:15:00 -0800
Simon Challies named New Zealand's top executive

Mr Challies took over as chief executive from company co-founder Kevin Hickman in 2006 and had overseen double digit growth at New Zealand's largest retirement village operator. Over that period the company has more than doubled in size.   read full story

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Publisher: New Zealand HeraldThu, 27 Nov 2014 01:56:15 -0800
Ryman chief, Air NZ win top honours at the Deloitte Top 200 read full story

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