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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: Huffington PostWed, 04 Mar 2015 18:13:15 -0800
Snowden Documents: New Zealand Spying On Pacific Neighbors And Indonesia

The documents, released by former U.S. National Security Authority contractor Edward Snowden and dating back to 2009, said New Zealand's electronic spy agency had intercepted emails, mobile and fixed line phone calls, social media messages and other ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Intercept - First Look MediaWed, 04 Mar 2015 09:48:45 -0800
New Zealand Spies on Neighbors in Secret 'Five Eyes' Global Surveillance read full story
Publisher: The GuardianWed, 04 Mar 2015 15:31:19 -0800
New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for 'Five Eyes' and NSA, Snowden files show read full story
Publisher: Stuff.co.nzWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:42:48 -0800
New Zealand right to spy on Pacific Island neighbours read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 04 Mar 2015 23:36:59 -0800
New Zealand spying on Pacific islands, Snowden leaks say read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldWed, 04 Mar 2015 08:02:34 -0800
Snowden GCSB revelations / Russel Norman says GCSB 'breaking the law' read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesThu, 05 Mar 2015 01:56:15 -0800
Snowden Leaks: New Zealand Conducting Mass Surveillance Of Pacific Islands ... read full story


Publisher: Daily MailWed, 04 Mar 2015 07:45:20 -0800
Sarah Milne who left poster for man on New Zealand beach had 'amazing' sleep ...

The Glaswegian artist was relaxing at the beach in Picton - north of Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island - when she spotted her mystery man 'shirtless, wearing black shorts with stars tattooed on his torso and running with a curly, bouncy and ...   read full story

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Publisher: WLS-TVWed, 04 Mar 2015 09:37:30 -0800
Woman reunites with stranger after leaving love note on beach read full story
Publisher: Scottish Daily RecordWed, 04 Mar 2015 05:44:08 -0800
Love struck Scots backpacker who wooed New Zealand hunk with beach ... read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzWed, 04 Mar 2015 19:22:30 -0800
Fiona Bourke, Chris Harris among changes in New Zealand team for world ...

The naming of Fiona Bourke in the women's single scull boat, Chris Harris in the men's double scull and Eve Macfarlane as part of the women's double were the major features of the New Zealand team announced for the 2015 world champs today. Bourke will ...   read full story

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Publisher: TVNZWed, 04 Mar 2015 19:11:52 -0800
New Zealand sending 14 crews to Rowing World Champs read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandWed, 04 Mar 2015 19:02:01 -0800
Biggest-ever NZ rowing squad selected read full story
Publisher: YahooXtra Blogs (blog)Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:45:00 -0800
NZ to challenge in all classes at Rowing Champs read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldWed, 04 Mar 2015 18:58:42 -0800
Rowing NZ fill all 14 Olympic crew boats read full story
Publisher: VoxyWed, 04 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0800
Quest to qualify 14 Olympic rowing boats for Rio begins read full story


Publisher: Sydney Morning HeraldWed, 04 Mar 2015 13:11:15 -0800
Aussie dollar reaches new record low against New Zealand dollar

The Australian dollar has reached a new record low against the New Zealand dollar ahead of Thursday night's European Central Bank policy meeting. At 0800 AEDT on Thursday, the local currency was trading at 102.85 New Zealand cents, down from ...   read full story

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Publisher: Radio New ZealandWed, 04 Mar 2015 17:52:30 -0800
NZ dollar breaks records read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @RowCatcher on Thu Mar 05 05:19:37 EST 2015 New single sculler for New Zealand team The New Zealand rowing team for 2015 has been selected and a large team... http://t.co/J2AvScIJZX
From @UnveiledFuture on Thu Mar 05 05:19:36 EST 2015 "New Zealand Christmas Eve specifically Christmas shopping - destructiv..." #premonitions http://t.co/wWtRN2NTHQ
From @uervn on Thu Mar 05 05:19:31 EST 2015 See The Real Middle Earth... In New Zealand
From @ajplus on Thu Mar 05 05:19:13 EST 2015 New Zealand spying on its Pacific neighbors, according to Snowden docs. http://t.co/uE56MZySTZ via @nzherald
From @Geminie2 on Thu Mar 05 05:19:11 EST 2015 I do NOT want to live in the uk when I'm older. Australia.. LA.. New Zealand.. ??
From @Timelapse_Sound on Thu Mar 05 05:18:59 EST 2015 ?????????? New Zealand Timescape Timelapse, South Island http://t.co/okv33ooFCM
From @unewser on Thu Mar 05 05:18:56 EST 2015 .http://t.co/5UEbFDymBg
From @daphreyes on Thu Mar 05 05:18:56 EST 2015 RT @petewentz: ?? New Zealand see you next time! http://t.co/YAFJnDecpl
From @jbwhitesnake on Thu Mar 05 05:18:42 EST 2015 RT @joeystation7: #SnowdenNZ Site of #NSA facility in New Zealand http://t.co/FLETr3AgWx
From @Sledgeman70 on Thu Mar 05 05:18:35 EST 2015 RT @BEAUTIFULPlCS: Auckland, New Zealand from across the water. http://t.co/OOg31Kqw9m
From @GbatNZ on Thu Mar 05 05:18:28 EST 2015 "New Zealand has breached the trust" -PM Pohiva, Tonga. But it seems Pacific leaders aren't that bothered: http://t.co/VFcwzA3Gue #SnowdenNZ
From @planetails on Thu Mar 05 05:18:23 EST 2015 ZK-OKO is en route as NZ2 from #AKL Auckland Intl, New Zealand to #LAX Los Angeles Intl, United States #SMAUG
From @joshpocotton on Thu Mar 05 05:18:09 EST 2015 @GazGShore New Zealand is not in Australia
From @_homedesigner on Thu Mar 05 05:18:06 EST 2015 #DorringtonArchitects #InteriorDesignIdeas ##Homes Please RT: http://t.co/JDF1KssZ1e http://t.co/E7llFZ01Br