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New Zealand

Country in Oceania

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New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

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A 23-yeard-old man was charged late on Friday with the murder of an Australian tourist in New Zealand's coastal town of Raglan on the North Island, the police..
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New Zealand police launched a manhunt for an armed suspect on Friday after an Australian tourist was found shot dead in a camper van in a coastal town on the..
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Lawyers for the man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March have asked for the trial to be moved from the southern city..
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Pure drug crystals could have been used to make up to 12 million ecstasy capsules, police say
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After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March, New Zealand's outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's heartfelt support for..
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The gunman accused of killing 51 people in New Zealand has handwritten a letter from jail expressing his political and social views, prompting Prime Minister..
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern challenged Australia on Wednesday to answer South Pacific island demands for more action on climate change, saying her..
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The animal, dubbed "monster penguin" by Canterbury Museum, stood around 1.6m (5ft 3in) tall.
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that spending promised in the annual budget would help stimulate the economy, but the government is..
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Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing..
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Thousands of indigenous Māori are protesting in New Zealand, demanding land rights and more reforms for the community, in the highest profile grassroot..
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Australia record their highest-ever score against the All Blacks as they beat the world champions 47-26 victory in the Rugby Championship in Perth.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

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