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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 NewsFri, 19 Sep 2014 06:41:15 -0700
New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll

New Zealand voters are going to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history. Until very recently PM John Key looked set to easily win a third term. But in recent weeks he has been forced to defend his National ...   read full story

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Publisher: ABC OnlineFri, 19 Sep 2014 13:33:31 -0700
New Zealand election: Polls tip narrow win for John Key read full story
Publisher: TVNZFri, 19 Sep 2014 18:41:15 -0700
Kiwis cast their votes in New Zealand election read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:57:15 -0700
New Zealand prepares to vote after 'strangest, dirtiest' election campaign read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 18 Sep 2014 22:02:47 -0700
New Zealand Election: Ruling National Party Leads Polls, Smaller Groups Will ... read full story
Publisher: Aljazeera.comFri, 19 Sep 2014 19:06:30 -0700
New Zealand votes for new parliament read full story
Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportFri, 19 Sep 2014 02:22:30 -0700
New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics read full story


Publisher: TIMEFri, 19 Sep 2014 01:18:08 -0700
New Zealand Set to Vote in Elections Marred by Cybercontroversies

Hager claims that the material exposes ?the covert attack machine run by the National Party and its allies,? the Guardian reports, and his oeuvre has completely taken over New Zealand's political discussion ever since. Even though Key was not directly ...   read full story

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Publisher: New Zealand HeraldThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:05:43 -0700
Moment of Truth gifts Team Key a late bounce in polls read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandThu, 18 Sep 2014 20:33:45 -0700
Kim Dotcom helped campaign - Joyce read full story


Publisher: New York TimesThu, 18 Sep 2014 05:16:52 -0700
Online Renegade, Wanted in US, Shakes Up New Zealand Election

AUCKLAND, New Zealand ? It was not an ordinary political rally, but it has been anything but an ordinary election. The hundreds of people who packed Auckland Town Hall on a recent evening were regaled by speeches by Glenn Greenwald, a Pulitzer ...   read full story

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Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 15 Sep 2014 05:09:39 -0700
New Zealand denies it was planning mass domestic spying read full story
Publisher: CNETMon, 15 Sep 2014 18:22:39 -0700
New Zealand secretly built spying program, report says read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldTue, 16 Sep 2014 12:38:40 -0700
Glenn Greenwald: New Zealand has spied on friends for US read full story
Publisher: Wall Street JournalMon, 15 Sep 2014 00:31:28 -0700
Edward Snowden Accuses New Zealand of Deception Over Surveillance read full story
Publisher: The VergeMon, 15 Sep 2014 11:10:45 -0700
New Zealand's surveillance fight could change the way the NSA spies on the ... read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsSun, 14 Sep 2014 23:56:23 -0700
Kim Dotcom's Party Poised to Win New Zealand Seats read full story


Publisher: TVNZThu, 18 Sep 2014 14:06:57 -0700
ISIS 'could be a threat' to New Zealand

New Zealand could become a target of ISIS if it gets involved in the crisis in the Middle East, a terrorism lecturer says. Greg Newbold from Canterbury University says the raids against terrorists in Australia yesterday shows that ISIS can show up ...   read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @LonesomeYogurt on Sat Sep 20 01:53:49 EDT 2014 @_encephalopod new zealand is an island and also SUCKS
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From @__JessicaIsabel on Sat Sep 20 01:53:22 EDT 2014 RT @s2matthew: ?@__JessicaIsabel: I need to move here "@PictureEuphoria: New Zealand Coast http://t.co/kYjzIbtq2x"?bruh
From @lindz347 on Sat Sep 20 01:53:05 EDT 2014 New Zealand chocolate is the best chocolate
From @DVoiceofnation on Sat Sep 20 01:52:54 EDT 2014 Windies women steal last-over win over New Zealand: Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Seamer Shakera S... http://t.co/uuN6QLEatF
From @fswerren on Sat Sep 20 01:52:47 EDT 2014 RT @KimDotcom: We have a new advance voting record in New Zealand. Well done! http://t.co/OXzwqDOhFk http://t.co/ZqP2QsSxx9
From @whakaipolodge on Sat Sep 20 01:52:44 EDT 2014 New Zealand best for solo travellers... http://t.co/8FsGJESOZ2
From @CricketTragic58 on Sat Sep 20 01:52:30 EDT 2014 National lady in labour who ate her greens has a New Zealand first & conservatively gave birth to a baby on internet with an act of mana #NO
From @Brisbanediary on Sat Sep 20 01:52:26 EDT 2014 New Zealand #election #news #johnkey Voting is underway in the New Zealand general election, with incumbent... http://t.co/aReGIeKYtE
From @thaigranbo on Sat Sep 20 01:52:07 EDT 2014 RT @robertamsterdam: Latest revelation by David Fisher shows that New Zealand is truly in a Watergate moment. http://t.co/tobQI1osYM
From @BrittanaIsHeya on Sat Sep 20 01:51:55 EDT 2014 @lovatosbrittana sheeet oh I'm in New Zealand c: that's crazy hot over here it gets too 26 and we are already hyperventilating ?
From @By_FirstBuySell on Sat Sep 20 01:51:51 EDT 2014 sell a business of Furniture In New Zealand http://t.co/iL6rKRJiLz http://t.co/n17LzMQm1Q
From @Sprech_Blase on Sat Sep 20 01:51:49 EDT 2014 RT @Reading_About: It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain ?
From @GHESQUIEREPhil on Sat Sep 20 01:51:43 EDT 2014 Photo : cabinporn: Sam Summer?s stone cabin on South Island, New Zealand. Contributed by Chris Menig. http://t.co/UaiSJovLyY
From @majoralys01 on Sat Sep 20 01:51:37 EDT 2014 RT @HistoryTabloid: The Beatles on the balcony of the St George Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand, 1964 http://t.co/iOFDodWaao