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    Lake Tekapo, and Southern Alps, South Island, New Zealand
    Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps on South Island, New Zealand.
    Image: Tobias Keller

     
    Location map of New Zeeland. Where in the world is New Zealand?
    Location map of New Zealand


    Flag of New Zealand
    Flag of New Zealand



    Destination New Zealand, a Nations Online Project country profile of the Land of the Long White Cloud or Aotearoa.

    New Zealand (NZ) is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean located about 2,000 km (1,300 mi) southeast of Australia. The island-nation consists of some smaller islands and two main islands, the North Island (Te-Ika-a-Maui) and the South Island (Te Wai Pounamu), which are separated by the Cook Strait. New Zealand shares maritime borders with Australia, the island nations of Fiji and Tonga.

    New Zealand's islands are the surface area of the continent of Zealandia. Zealandia, now for the most part submerged, was formerly a large portion of the super-continent of Gondwanaland.

    The geopolitical entity of the Realm of New Zealand comprises New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Niue (an island), Tokelau (some coral atolls), and the Ross Dependency, a region in Antarctica.

    With an area of 270,467 km2, the country is slightly larger than the United Kingdom (242,900 km2), or about the size of the US State of Colorado.

    New Zealand has a population of 4.9 million people (beginning 2020). The capital is Wellington, the country's largest city is Auckland. Spoken languages are English (95%) and Māori, the language of the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand.

     
    New Zealand | Aotearoa



    Background:
    The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. Dutch explorer Abel Tasman was the first European who reached New Zealand in 1642. British explorer Captain James Cook mapped the islands in 1769.
    In the early 19th century, missionaries began settling on the islands and attempting to convert Māori to Christianity and control the considerably lawless European visitors.

    In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain (Treaty of Waitangi), in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement.

    A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native Maori peoples.

    The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars.
    New Zealand's full participation in several defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

    (Source: The World Factbook and others)

    related countries: Australia, United Kingdom
     
     

     

    Country Profile



    Official Name:
    New Zealand - Aotearoa
    abbreviation: NZ

    ISO Country Code: NZ, NZL, .nz

    Time:
    Local Time = UTC +12h
    DST October - March (+13h)
    Actual Time: Thu-Nov-12  01:53

    Country Calling Code: +64

    Capital City: Wellington (pop. 210,400)

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    Official Sites of New Zealand

    Note: External links will open in a new browser window.

    New Zealandian National Congress building in Brasilia
    The Beehive (on the left) is the executive wing of the New Zealand parliament building, the house on the right is the Parliamentary Library in Wellington.
    Image: Bgabel


    Political System
    New Zealand is a Parliamentary Democracy and a Commonwealth Realm. Chief of State is the British monarch (Queen Elizabeth II), represented by a Governor-General. The monarch has a formal role in executive.
    Since 1987 the country has a constitution that consists of a collection of rules and standards. The constitution governs the relationship between the individual and the state and the functioning of the government.
    Head of the government and the cabinet is the Prime Minister.


    Government

    New Zealand Government Online
    Portal to all New Zealand Government web sites.

    Governor General of New Zealand
    The website of the personal representative of the Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand.

    Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
    The cabinet is New Zealand's most superior policy-making body, led by the Prime Minister.

    The New Zealand Parliament - Pāremata Aotearoa
    The country's unicameral parliament is the legislative branch of New Zealand.

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Manatu Aorere Aotearoa
    Official website of the ministry. The MFAT acts to promote and to protect New Zealand's interests.

    Diplomatic Missions
    New Zealand Mission to the UN
    Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations.
    New Zealand Diplomatic Post Finder
    The official address for New Zealand embassies, high commissions and representative offices, and a list of foreign Diplomatic Missions to NZ.

    Statistics
    Statistics New Zealand - Te Tari Tatau
    The primary source of official New Zealand statistics.

     

     


    Maps of New Zealand



    New Zealand Map
    Map of New Zealand (click map to enlarge)
    Image: ? nationsonline.org


    Maps

     Map of New Zealand
    Political Map of New Zealand.
    Google Earth Google Earth Map New Zealand
    Searchable map and satellite view of New Zealand.
    Google Earth Google Earth Map Wellington
    Searchable map and satellite view of New Zealand's capital.
    Google Earth Google Earth Map Auckland
    Searchable map and satellite view of New Zealand's largest city.
    Google Earth Ruapehu District
    With Mt. Ruapehu, an active volcano within the Tongariro National Park.

    profile Oceania Map
    Reference map of Australia/Oceania.
     

     


    News of New Zealand



    New Zealand Newspapers titel pages
    Image: NZ National Library


    Online News from New Zealand


    Dominion-Post
    Wellington and other news provided by stuff.
    New Zealand Herald
    Auckland-based daily, New Zealand's largest newspaper with national and international news.
    Otago Daily Times
    Dunedin-based daily, online edition with New Zealand and South Pacific News.
    The Press
    Christchurch and other news provided by stuff.


    NZ NetGuide
    A New Zealand consumer and web magazine.

    Stuff
    A news media company, a subsidiary of Australia's Nine Entertainment.

    The Spinoff
    New Zealand online commentary and opinion magazine.

    TV
    TVNZ
    Television New Zealand, the government-owned national broadcaster.
    Newshub MediaWorks TV
    Nationwide television channel owned by U.S. company Oaktree Capital Management.
    Māori Television
    Maori TV broadcasts programs that make a significant contribution to the revitalization of the Māori language and culture.

     

     


    Arts & Culture of New Zealand


    Wellington airport costumes
    Imagination takes flight, World of WearableArt (WOW) at Wellington airport.
    Image: Wellington airport


    Arts & Culture


    Creative New Zealand - Arts Council of New Zealand
    A government organization responsible for developing the arts in New Zealand.

    National Library of New Zealand
    Collect and maintain literature and information resources that relate to New Zealand and the Pacific.


    Te Papa
    The Museum of New Zealand.

    The National Tattoo Museum of New Zealand
    Museum about the historic growth of Tattoo in New Zealand.

    The New Zealand Edge
    International News About Global New Zealanders.


    Performing Arts
    The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
    The national orchestra of New Zealand.
     
     

     


    Business & Economy of New Zealand



    Benmore Range with a herd of cows, South Island, NZ
    The Benmore Range with a herd of milk suppliers in the foreground, seen from State Highway 8 between Twizel and Omarama on South Island. Agriculture plays a vital role in New Zealand's economy.
    Image: Krzysztof Golik


    New Zealand economy
    New Zealand has a developed free-market economy based on agriculture and services. The island nation depends hugely on international trade and tourism. Major exports are concentrated milk and butter. Major imports are cars and crude petroleum. Top trading partners are China, Australia, and the United States.


    Banks
    Reserve Bank of New Zealand
    New Zealand's central bank, established in 1934.

    Bank of New Zealand
    One of New Zealand's largest banks.
    ANZ Bank
    Formerly the National Bank of New Zealand is now a subsidiary of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group.

    New Zealand Stock Exchange
    NZX 50 Index is the main stock market index in New Zealand.

    List of companies listed on the New Zealand Exchange


    Auckland Business Chamber
    New Zealand's largest business organization and part of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce network.


    Kiwiana - Kiwi Products
    Otorohanga, Kiwiana Town
    Kiwiana Icons and culture.



    Transportation

    Air
    Air New Zealand
    Air New Zealand Limited is the national carrier of New Zealand.

    Auckland International Airport (AKL)
    New Zealand's largest and busiest airport.
    Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
    New Zealand's first international airport is the gateway for Christchurch and the South Island.
    Dunedin Airport (DUD)
    International airport in the Otago region of the South Island.
    Wellington International Airport (WLG)
    The international airport that serves New Zealand's capital.

    Sea
    Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries
    NZ ferry service operated by StraitNZ.
    Interislander - New Zealand's Ferries
    Interislander Cook Strait ferry service.
    Ports of Auckland
    Official website with information about New Zealand's largest port.

    Railways
    KiwiRail
    New Zealand's state-owned enterprise, responsible for rail operations in New Zealand.
    The Great Journeys of New Zealand
    The tourism division of KiwiRail.

    Dunedin Railways
    New Zealand Rail & Train Tours, home to Taieri Gorge Railway, The Seasider, and Rail Touring.


    Bus/Coaches
    Intercity Coachlines
    New Zealand Bus Travel.

     

     


    Tourism in New Zealand



    Milford Sound and Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
    Milford Sound with Mitre Peak within the Fiordland National Park in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island.
    Image: Travel & Sh*t


    Destination New Zealand - Travel and Tour Guides


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    100% Pure New Zealand
    Travel and tourist information for New Zealand by the New Zealand Tourism Board.

    Tourism New Zealand
    New Zealand tourism's international marketing organization.

    Train Travel
    The Great Journeys of New Zealand
    The tourism division of KiwiRail.

    Dunedin Railways
    New Zealand Rail & Train Tours, home to Taieri Gorge Railway, The Seasider, and Rail Touring.

    North Island
    (with the regions of Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Wanganui, Tongariro Taupo, East Coast Hawkes Bay, and Wellington)
    Destination Northland
    Official website with information about the subtropical Northland with its extensive unspoiled coastline.
    Tourism Coromandel
    The Coromandel Peninsula is one of New Zealand's best-loved holiday destinations.
    Tourism Waikato
    Pastures, Caves, Hobbits.
    Destination Manawatu
    Outdoor adventures in Wanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu and Tararua districts.
    Rotorua
    Rotorua is one of the most famous destinations in New Zealand.
    Visit Ruapehu
    The official Regional Tourism organization for the Ruapehu District.
    Mount Ruapehu
    Visitors guide to Mt Ruapehu and New Zealand's largest skiing area.


    South Island
    (with the regions of Nelson Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, Southland, and the Chatham Islands)

    Canterbury
    Christchurch and Canterbury
    The official visitors guide and travel planner for Canterbury and Christchurch South Island.

    Otago
    Tourism Central Otago
    A travel and tourism guide for the Otago region.
    Otago region
    Otago Peninsula is an area in the southeast of the South Island.

    Tourism Waitaki
    A visitors guide to Waitaki Districts.
     

    Mt. Ruapehu Crater Pond, in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
    Mt. Ruapehu Crater Pond. Ruapehu is one of three volcanoes within the Tongariro National Park, a highly active volcanic area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Image: Simeon W
     

    UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Zealand
    There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Zealand (see the List)

    World Heritage Site New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
    The New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands are five island groups, The Snares, the Bounty Islands, the Antipodes Islands, the Auckland Islands, and the Campbell Islands in the Southern Ocean to the south and south-east of New Zealand's South Island.
    The islands, located between the subtropical and arctic convergence zones, feature a high biodiversity and are home to a rich flora and fauna, especially seabirds and penguins nest there.


    World Heritage Site Tongariro National Park
    Tongariro park lies at the south-western end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, an area of intense volcanic activity with numerous volcanic vents and geothermal fields that extends from Mt. Ruapehu to the White Island (Whakaari) in the Bay of Plenty of New Zealand's North Island.
    Within Tongariro park are three active volcanoes, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom in "The Lord of the Rings" films) and Ruapehu. These mountains have cultural and religious significance for the Maori; they represent the spiritual links between the people and their territory.


    World Heritage Site Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
    Te Wahipounamu features picturesque fjords, wild rocky coasts, towering cliffs, turquoise lakes, and white noise producing waterfalls in a mountainous wilderness with 800-year-old trees in a place far, far away.

     

     


    Education in New Zealand



    University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand
    University of Otago in Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest university.
    Image: Ulrich Lange


    Universities
    Lincoln University
    University at Christchurch, Canterbury.

    University of Auckland
    New Zealand's largest university, established in 1883.

    University of Canterbury (Whare Wananga o Waitaha)
    The university's official website.

    University of Otago
    New Zealand's oldest university, founded in 1869.

    The University of Waikato (Te Whare Wananga o Waikato )
    The University of Waikato at Tauranga.

    Victoria University of Wellington (Te Herenga Waka)
    Official website of Victoria University of Wellington.

    Whitecliffe College of Art & Design
    International art school.

    Science
    The Royal Society of New Zealand
    Association for the advancement of science and technology.
     
     

     


    Environment & Nature



    Rockformation in the Aorangi Ranges on the North Island of New Zealand
    The Putangirua Pinnacles, a geological formation in a valley in the Aorangi Ranges, on the North Island are New Zealand's best examples of badlands erosion.
    Image: Kathrin & Stefan Marks


    Department of Conservation (Te Papa Atawhai)
    The central government organization charged with conserving the natural and historical heritage of New Zealand.

    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
    Research organization and New Zealand's leading provider of environmental research and consultancy services.

    South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
    The Pacific region's major intergovernmental organization charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources.

    Nature
    National Parks
    Information about New Zealand's 14 national parks by the Department of Conservation.
     
     

     


    New Zealand History



    Murderers' Bay (Golden Bay / Mohua), South Island NZ
    Ships of the VOC entering the Murderers' Bay (Golden Bay / Mohua), a Māori war canoe (Waka) in the foreground. New Zealand was officially "discovered" in 1642 by Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer, and merchant in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Tasman and his men were the first Europeans to have a confirmed encounter with Māori.
    Drawing: Isaack Gilsemans (1606 – 1646)


    History of New Zealand

    Archives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga)
    Archives New Zealand is the official guardian of New Zealand's heritage documents.
    Heritage New Zealand
    New Zealand's significant heritage places and stories.
    Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi)
    Treaty in 1840, between Maori chieftains and the British Crown, where the Maori ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights.
    Flagstaff War and the Treaty of Waitangi
    Wikipedia entry for the Flagstaff War, the First Māori War.
    New Zealand in History
    The site provides an overview of New Zealand's history.
    NZHistory.net.nz
    A national resource for anyone interested in New Zealand history.
    Mokomokai: Preserving the Past
    Mokomokai are the preserved heads of Māori. 
     

     


    Indigenous People of New Zealand



    Maori warriors preforming Haka
    Maori warriors perform a traditional Haka posture dance of welcome for the US Secretary of Defense.
    Image: U.S. Secretary of Defense


     Maori Culture
    An Exhibit of Maori People and Culture of Aotearoa (New Zealand)

    Maori Independence (Tino Rangatiratanga)
    The site concerning self-determination issues for indigenous people in Aotearoa/New Zealand it's relevance pacifically and within the broader international indigenous community.

    maori.org.nz
    Site for Maori culture and people.

    Te Matatini
    Māori performing arts festival and competition for kapa haka. 
      a traditional Haka posture dance of welcome for the US Secretary of Defense.

    Image: U.S. Secretary of Defense


     Maori Culture
    An Exhibit of Maori People and Culture of Aotearoa (New Zealand)

    Maori Independence (Tino Rangatiratanga)
    The site concerning self determination issues for indigenous people in Aotearoa/New Zealand it's relvance pacifically and within the wider international indigenous community.

    maori.org.nz
    Site for Maori culture and people.

    Te Matatini
    Māori performing arts festival and competition for kapa haka. 
     

     


     



     
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