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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: TVNZWed, 20 Aug 2014 11:56:15 -0700
Miley Cyrus reveals New Zealand escape plan in exclusive interview

Miley Cyrus has revealed she would love to move to New Zealand and buy a farm. ONE News US Correspondent Jack Tame's exclusive interview with Miley will screen tonight on Seven Sharp on TV ONE at 7pm. During the interview, the popstar revealed ...   read full story

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Publisher: 3News NZWed, 20 Aug 2014 01:15:00 -0700
Miley Cyrus brings Bangerz tour to New Zealand read full story
Publisher: UndertheradarWed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 -0700
Miley Cyrus Announces New Zealand Show read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldWed, 20 Aug 2014 01:53:35 -0700
Tour news: Miley Cyrus to bring Bangerz to NZ read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzThu, 21 Aug 2014 12:41:15 -0700
Rain washes out New Zealand A clash with Scotland

Rain has hit New Zealand A's cricket tour of Britain again, washing out their latest one-day match against Scotland in Edinburgh. New Zealand were 91-1 before the players were forced off the Grange ground and the match was eventually abandoned.   read full story

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Publisher: ScotsmanWed, 20 Aug 2014 16:03:45 -0700
Cricket: New Zealand hammer hapless Scotland read full story
Publisher: YahooXtra Blogs (blog)Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:15:00 -0700
Rain ends third NZ A game against Scotland read full story
Publisher: ESPNcricinfo.comWed, 20 Aug 2014 11:58:22 -0700
Bracewells star in big NZ A win read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700
NZ A cricketers win again read full story


Publisher: BusinessweekThu, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:01 -0700
New Zealand Court Freezes Kim Dotcom's Assets, Again

The Internet entrepreneur accused of running a massive global piracy ring suffered a rare setback in his adopted country today. The New Zealand Court of Appeal extended for another year the restraining orders over some of the assets and property ...   read full story

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Publisher: New Zealand HeraldWed, 20 Aug 2014 21:52:30 -0700
Dotcom's assets frozen until April read full story


Publisher: The GuardianTue, 19 Aug 2014 23:33:45 -0700
New Zealand man pulls meat hook out of own face after being impaled

The 42-year-old man was impaled through his head and face by a meat spreader ? machinery used to hold the legs of cows ? at the AFFCO Rangiuru meatworks near Paengaroa on New Zealand's north island just after 7pm local time on Tuesday. Firefighters ...   read full story

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Publisher: International Business Times AUWed, 20 Aug 2014 16:37:30 -0700
New Zealand Man Survives After a Meat Hook 'Caught' His Head read full story
Publisher: Radio New ZealandTue, 19 Aug 2014 12:41:15 -0700
Man impaled through head survives read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @kanishkx on Thu Aug 21 17:57:33 EDT 2014 New Zealand vs. Australia: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Bledisloe Cup http://t.co/w1qh6XcnO1
From @LiesAngeles on Thu Aug 21 17:57:21 EDT 2014 Miley Cyrus New Zealand Interview http://t.co/wvf9uXr3hX via @sharethis
From @SportsTapApp on Thu Aug 21 17:57:14 EDT 2014 http://t.co/77vvAhUw5x New Zealand vs. Australia: 5 Key Battles That Will Shape Bledisloe Cup #SportsTap
From @meza_alexi on Thu Aug 21 17:57:12 EDT 2014 RT @OnIyEarthPorn: The Shire, New Zealand http://t.co/I6CHn4Q1SZ
From @PennySadler on Thu Aug 21 17:57:09 EDT 2014 Hokitika Gorge in New Zealand for Wordless Wednesday http://t.co/bpqXdOnwWE via @RhondaAlbom
From @KhyaatiA on Thu Aug 21 17:57:07 EDT 2014 RT @nzinitiative: It's disappointing that NZEI doesn't like Investing in Educational Success. Here's the policy's research basis: https://?
From @MovingMelissa on Thu Aug 21 17:57:00 EDT 2014 28 Tips on How to be a Kiwi in New Zealand http://t.co/bfbVxa6vvB
From @TraceyBarnett on Thu Aug 21 17:56:28 EDT 2014 RT @Dovil: Tony Abbott meeting with New Zealand's PM ('s office). http://t.co/xNrhBTFzOU
From @BooksellersNZ on Thu Aug 21 17:56:21 EDT 2014 (Sarah) There are plenty of lunch-time events this #NationalPoetryDay, all over NZ. Get yourself to one! http://t.co/4KDF92T9dq
From @ellestad on Thu Aug 21 17:56:19 EDT 2014 @omnivorebooks Not very many fans of New Zealand band The Clean own dogs?
From @thenzwhisky on Thu Aug 21 17:56:07 EDT 2014 @dnisbet250 Kia ora Derek. Thanks & welcome to the world of New Zealand Whisky. Please check out our website here http://t.co/9biTnW0iek
From @nomotorway on Thu Aug 21 17:56:04 EDT 2014 RT @TouchMyPoly: How the New Zealand Public Have Been Duped: Something to Consider in Election Year http://t.co/EujbzJW7gi via @TouchMyPoly
From @AavaWhistler on Thu Aug 21 17:55:56 EDT 2014 RT @Crankworx: RT @MTBMAGCOM: @Crankworx just announced a new 2015 venue in Rotorua, New Zealand - http://t.co/641GdXgryz
From @jaejoongiekim on Thu Aug 21 17:55:19 EDT 2014 @clear_sunrise @bornfreeonekiss @1215thexiahtic I went to Australia but not New Zealand. #regrets
From @AquaSciNews on Thu Aug 21 17:55:14 EDT 2014 Evidence for multiple paternity in the school shark Galeorhinus galeus found in New Zealand waters http://t.co/k70Iarc8pz #JFB @TheFSBI