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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 NewsTue, 15 Apr 2014 20:45:00 -0700
Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand

From the moment a gust of wind blew the skirt of the duchess up, to the smiling baby prince and the cheering fans, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been treated like celebrities in New Zealand. Live TV footage of their comings and goings, ...   read full story

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Publisher: CBC.caThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:52:30 -0700
Vote on Kate's dresses from royal tour of Australia, New Zealand read full story
Publisher: TVNZTue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:15 -0700
Kate's New Zealand wardrobe a huge hit read full story
Publisher: HollybabyWed, 16 Apr 2014 07:48:45 -0700
Prince William Carries Prince George & Proves To Be A Hands-On Dad read full story
Publisher: Hollywood LifeThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:10:32 -0700
Prince George Receives First Marriage Proposal From New Zealand Baby read full story
Publisher: Us MagazineTue, 15 Apr 2014 18:23:02 -0700
Kate Middleton, Prince William Pose With Adorable Police Puppies in New ... read full story
Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukTue, 15 Apr 2014 19:48:45 -0700
'Podgy' Prince George waves goodbye to New Zealand read full story


Publisher: Golf ChannelThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:52:30 -0700
Lydia Ko Under Fire in New Zealand For Financial Support

News stories and editorials coming out of New Zealand now are thrusting her in the middle of a public squabble over whether professional athletes should receive government assistance in their quest to win Olympic medals and world championship trophies.   read full story

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Publisher: SB NationThu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:37 -0700
Lydia Ko under fire for receiving subsidies from New Zealand government read full story


Publisher: New Zealand HeraldWed, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:11 -0700
Strong gales and torrential rain hit North Island

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is urging people to travel during daylight hours if they are going away for Easter. Slips and debris may be common on roads which will be dangerous at night. Flooding along Auckland's Tamaki Drive and in eastern ...   read full story

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Publisher: International Business Times AUThu, 17 Apr 2014 01:31:40 -0700
Former Cyclone Ita Brings Severe Weather to New Zealand; Floods and Power ... read full story


Publisher: ForbesThu, 17 Apr 2014 19:15:00 -0700
12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster

New Zealand's economy has been hailed as one of world's top safe-haven economies in recent years after it emerged from Global Financial Crisis relatively unscathed. Unfortunately, my research has found that many of today's so-called safe-havens (such ...   read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @SinebMerrygold on Fri Apr 18 06:43:42 EDT 2014 RT @Tyga: T-Rawww Jumps Off New Zealand Skyscraper http://t.co/qrag7OvFMX
From @Tmeauu on Fri Apr 18 06:43:42 EDT 2014 RT @BEAUTIFULPlCS: A lonely lighthouse in New Zealand. http://t.co/2Dbi7emr0E
From @Gary_McLeod_art on Fri Apr 18 06:43:42 EDT 2014 Photoset: Homage to the lost spaces by Mike Hewson new zealand artist mike hewson has created a series of... http://t.co/zn4amhhAr5
From @fireball3316 on Fri Apr 18 06:43:34 EDT 2014 RT @thebanning: The hunger for God in worship in New Zealand is tangible. So stirred by the worship here.
From @shelleyLouise3 on Fri Apr 18 06:43:26 EDT 2014 Listening to people talk about their planned trip to Australia and New Zealand and I really wanna shout #IVEBEENTHERE ?
From @TeamIggyAzalea on Fri Apr 18 06:43:24 EDT 2014 #FANCY @IGGYAZALEA @charli_xcx is up to #4 (+6) on this week's official New Zealand Top 40 Singles chart!!!! http://t.co/26usSh6Mos
From @trivishti on Fri Apr 18 06:43:15 EDT 2014 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster - http://t.co/uK4kjLo6xM
From @carelesswriter on Fri Apr 18 06:43:12 EDT 2014 does anyone have an old smart phone they want to sell just wondering? (living in new zealand preferable )
From @i_loveee_Niall on Fri Apr 18 06:43:11 EDT 2014 @TheVampsband me please!! Send it to one of your New Zealand fans (me)
From @Analisa_Naomi on Fri Apr 18 06:43:10 EDT 2014 I wish Coachella was in New Zealand also. I will go one day! #coachella
From @Rugby_Gold on Fri Apr 18 06:43:05 EDT 2014 Canes continue attacking revival: THE Hurricanes have moved to second spot in the New Zealand conference follo... http://t.co/lL6qeZXKnU
From @OmbrettaPi on Fri Apr 18 06:42:58 EDT 2014 Glowworm Caves | Waitomo | New Zealand http://t.co/9WuSYA8985
From @JonMackenzie88 on Fri Apr 18 06:42:50 EDT 2014 RT @sandroDT: @JonMackenzie88 lol meant that as 2 separate things to do, not driving from route 66 US to New-Zealand.. Unless i have a flyi?
From @cmail_sport on Fri Apr 18 06:42:34 EDT 2014 Canes continue attacking revival: THE Hurricanes have moved to second spot in the New Zealand conferenc... http://t.co/EiQq7gBNIf #rugby
From @Ohmyyhelliyar on Fri Apr 18 06:42:33 EDT 2014 RT @BEAUTIFULPlCS: A lonely lighthouse in New Zealand. http://t.co/2Dbi7emr0E