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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: Radio New ZealandThu, 30 Jul 2015 18:21:50 -0700
Parker vs Tupou an NZ first

Bowie Tupou (L) and Joseph Parker. Photo: Photosport. Tonight's clash will be the highest ranked heavyweight bout ever staged in New Zealand, with three titles up for grabs and a spot in the world's top five tantalisingly close for the victor. Parker ...   read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzFri, 31 Jul 2015 21:52:30 -0700
Oracle being sued by former New Zealand America's Cup sailor for a second time

Matthew Mitchell, who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, sued Oracle Team USA in federal court in San Francisco on Monday (Tuesday NZ time). He contends his reputation was damaged after he was implicated by crewmate Simeon Tienpont for adding illegal ...   read full story

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Publisher: New Zealand HeraldFri, 31 Jul 2015 21:10:02 -0700
Sailing: Kiwi sailor sues Oracle read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzFri, 31 Jul 2015 10:03:45 -0700
Flag debate is 'an opportunity for New Zealand'

For probably the only time ever, New Zealanders will soon get the chance to choose a uniquely New Zealand flag. The least we can do is make sure it's wearing our colours. Let's make it a flag that inspires our people with the achiever values of those ...   read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzFri, 31 Jul 2015 17:47:14 -0700
TPPA: Trans Pacific Partnership talks fail in face of NZ, Canada dairy clash

New Zealand trade minister Tim Groser said he was disappointed that the negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion. "Good progress was made this week, but a number of challenging issues remain, including intellectual property and market access for ...   read full story

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Publisher: Radio New ZealandFri, 31 Jul 2015 13:26:15 -0700
TPP press conference delayed read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldFri, 31 Jul 2015 21:30:00 -0700
Disappointment as TPPA talks break down read full story
Publisher: TVNZFri, 31 Jul 2015 22:26:15 -0700
NZ trade minister disappointed by TPP result read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @WowEarthPics on Sat Aug 01 03:42:15 EDT 2015 Blue Pools ~ Queenstown, New Zealand http://t.co/X2BI2efHt8
From @NewZealand_Tour on Sat Aug 01 03:42:05 EDT 2015 New Zealand takes on Zimbabwe with an eye on the future - International Cricket Council http://t.co/tZIZUYOMbz
From @ImAndreaClaire on Sat Aug 01 03:41:27 EDT 2015 Kung maaari kang tumira saanman sa mundo, saan ito? ? sa new zealand http://t.co/FR4qYmnv16
From @Bhavya_Kaushik on Sat Aug 01 03:41:23 EDT 2015 @YatraHolidays #IfIWere9Again I would go to New-zealand
From @NadiaNN19 on Sat Aug 01 03:41:20 EDT 2015 RT @Minoz_Jakarta: 1.8.15 #LeeMinHo at Auckland airport New Zealand for flying back home~ http://t.co/mlLKXUqyyo
From @ry00117 on Sat Aug 01 03:41:14 EDT 2015 RT @spotenthusiast: Mackay Falls in Fiordland National Park on the South Island of New Zealand ? photo: James Kay on Danita Delimont St? ht?
From @LiveCricInfo on Sat Aug 01 03:41:07 EDT 2015 Zim v NZ, 1st ODI: Match is scheduled to start at 12:30 PM IST in Harare, Zimbabwe. http://t.co/kNsirTUrE2 #cricket
From @NadiaNN19 on Sat Aug 01 03:40:57 EDT 2015 RT @Minoz_Jakarta: 1.8.15 #LeeMinHo at Auckland airport New Zealand for flying back home~ http://t.co/hPsMMMkNg9
From @MarsdenFund on Sat Aug 01 03:40:56 EDT 2015 RT @moturesearch: In-depth exam of our paper on material wellbeing from Brian Fallow @nzherald http://t.co/2asVzfpdpm. See the paper at htt?
From @NadiaNN19 on Sat Aug 01 03:40:46 EDT 2015 RT @Minoz_Jakarta: 1.8.15 #LeeMinHo at Auckland airport New Zealand for flying back home~ Wish you can enjoy & rest in your long flight ht?
From @TaskeenIsmail on Sat Aug 01 03:40:41 EDT 2015 RT @RT_America: US spied on Japanese govt, companies, passed intelligence to Australia, New Zealand http://t.co/KINioXhcLK http://t.co/Ub3I?
From @jyhchj on Sat Aug 01 03:40:40 EDT 2015 RT @wenroad: 20150801 #LeeMinHo at New Zealand Auckland airport returning to Korea, Incheon (Cr: Star-Zhao) 1?3 http://t.co/rkTXh94ZZm
From @NewZealandRDT on Sat Aug 01 03:40:33 EDT 2015 New Zealand ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of New Zealand (Country ABCs) http://t.co/NW1ePHr0YH
From @dlNewZealand on Sat Aug 01 03:40:30 EDT 2015 Zimbabwe vs New Zealand, 1st ODI - Live cricket score, Commentary: New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Tom Lat... http://t.co/QTkJzXv9Ra
From @dlNewZealand on Sat Aug 01 03:40:30 EDT 2015 Zimbabwe look to build on India shock against New Zealand: HARARE: Zimbabwe plan to tap into the renewed energ... http://t.co/ond7VfYEnW