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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: Sydney Morning HeraldMon, 28 Jul 2014 23:22:30 -0700
Air New Zealand passengers stranded for third night in Honolulu

Hundreds of Air New Zealand customers will spend another night in Honolulu as the airline works to fix the plane that's been stranded in Hawaii since Sunday night. Flight NZ9, which was now scheduled to operate as flight NZ6889, from Honolulu to ...   read full story

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Publisher: CBS NewsTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0700
Air New Zealand passengers stranded in Hawaii given cash for hardship read full story
Publisher: Fox NewsTue, 29 Jul 2014 11:45:00 -0700
Best delay ever: Air New Zealand offers stranded passengers $850 read full story
Publisher: New Zealand HeraldTue, 29 Jul 2014 10:03:35 -0700
Inside the stranding of Flight NZ09 read full story
Publisher: Stuff.co.nzTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:18:45 -0700
Air New Zealand NZ9 flying after three false starts read full story
Publisher: National Business Review (subscription)Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:33:24 -0700
Air New Zealand pays $1000 to stranded passengers in Hawaii read full story


Publisher: BBC SportMon, 28 Jul 2014 21:06:40 -0700
Hockey: New Zealand v England

Unfortunately he is nowhere to be seen as Lalonde Gordon finishes strongly to nick the win from Latoy Williams and Isaac Makwala. Botswana's Makwala, who set a new African record last month, looks almost certain to duck over the line first but fades ...   read full story


Publisher: Digital Spy UKMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:23:59 -0700
New Zealand MasterChef host Ross Burden dies, aged 45

The self-taught chef reached the final of the BBC MasterChef final in the UK in 1993 and went on to judge the first New Zealand series alongside Simon Gault and Ray McVinnie. He also was a regular on Ready Steady Cook. His former MasterChef colleague ...   read full story

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Publisher: The GuardianMon, 28 Jul 2014 10:49:26 -0700
Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef, dies aged 45 read full story
Publisher: Huffington Post UKMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:21:25 -0700
Ross Burden Dead: Tributes For TV Chef Who Has Died From Cancer In New ... read full story


Publisher: Stuff.co.nzSun, 27 Jul 2014 11:43:57 -0700
New Zealand to play for sevens gold medal

New Zealand will play South Africa for a fabulous five Commonwealth Games rugby sevens gold medals this morning, after dispatching Australia in the semifinals at a heaving Ibrox Stadium. The men in black beat Australia 19-7, to extend their winning ...   read full story

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Publisher: TVNZSun, 27 Jul 2014 14:21:02 -0700
New Zealand's golden Sevens run over read full story
Publisher: 3News NZSun, 27 Jul 2014 13:08:47 -0700
Live updates: New Zealand Vs South Africa ? Commonwealth Games Sevens final read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsSun, 27 Jul 2014 16:22:30 -0700
Glasgow 2014: South Africa beat New Zealand to rugby sevens gold read full story
Publisher: Reuters AfricaSun, 27 Jul 2014 15:30:00 -0700
South Africa shock New Zealand to claim sevens gold read full story
Publisher: Yahoo NewsSun, 27 Jul 2014 07:33:25 -0700
South Africa stun New Zealand for rugby sevens gold read full story
Publisher: New York TimesTue, 22 Jul 2014 08:52:13 -0700
At the Commonwealth Games, New Zealand Reigns in Sevens Rugby read full story

New Zealand Tweets

From @littlemisswilde on Tue Jul 29 16:50:39 EDT 2014 Instagram have just launched Bolt - their Snapchat competitor - in Singapore, New Zealand & South Africa http://t.co/GVj5a1KnZo
From @likeastargirl on Tue Jul 29 16:50:33 EDT 2014 RT @janoskians: Australia and New Zealand! "This Fucking Song" is live on iTunes for you now as well :) http://t.co/SQnJRObBxO !!
From @agentK on Tue Jul 29 16:50:31 EDT 2014 So, the Sky is Falling? http://t.co/rjn5J9TQFK I?d say: It?s about time for Uber in New Zealand.
From @jamesjrobertson on Tue Jul 29 16:50:28 EDT 2014 There's something very New Zealand about inventing something that already exists.
From @sierrajgulakow on Tue Jul 29 16:50:25 EDT 2014 RT @janoskians: Australia and New Zealand! "This Fucking Song" is live on iTunes for you now as well :) http://t.co/SQnJRObBxO !!
From @PausaEstudio on Tue Jul 29 16:50:21 EDT 2014 Otro día en la Tierra Media por Air New Zealand Hobbit http://t.co/bXa9F0fAeR #creatividad #publicidad
From @rosiejonesnz on Tue Jul 29 16:50:17 EDT 2014 The Global Search for Education: From New Zealand http://t.co/SjQikYE2da via @HuffPostEdu
From @trendoaNZ on Tue Jul 29 16:50:13 EDT 2014 'New Zealand' is #1 trending topic now in New Zealand with 33 tweets per minute http://t.co/zZP3Svb055
From @LanangTegari on Tue Jul 29 16:50:09 EDT 2014 RT @CoinBrief: New Zealand Bitcoin ATM Shut Down - Coin Brief http://t.co/xbHqF8TTrP #Bitcoin #BitcoinATM #Robocoin http://t.co/xokztfzOB3
From @Dexwell_ on Tue Jul 29 16:50:08 EDT 2014 Wut: Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand only ? Instagram soft launches ?Bolt? one-tap photo messaging app http://t.co/hf8rADZBiS
From @lauranvro on Tue Jul 29 16:50:08 EDT 2014 RT @janoskians: Australia and New Zealand! "This Fucking Song" is live on iTunes for you now as well :) http://t.co/SQnJRObBxO !!
From @kaylaa_5sos on Tue Jul 29 16:50:02 EDT 2014 RT @Luke5SOS: New Zealand and Australian peoples, tickets on sale 12pm local time. See ya there hopefully ! https://t.co/rGxfTAst0P
From @nelliott11 on Tue Jul 29 16:50:01 EDT 2014 See ya in a few years New Zealand
From @radiomum on Tue Jul 29 16:49:45 EDT 2014 40 years ago today, the Riley family stumbled out of a @FlyAirNZ plane and saw our new home for the first time. Love you, New Zealand
From @xLiveLaughLuvvx on Tue Jul 29 16:49:34 EDT 2014 RT @janoskians: Australia and New Zealand! "This Fucking Song" is live on iTunes for you now as well :) http://t.co/SQnJRObBxO !!