New Zealand

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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. 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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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been left high and dry in Australia after the air force jet which was going to fly her home broke down.
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
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New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday that left..
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
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New Zealand police said on Friday there had been a "serious" incident in the South Island city of Christchurch that left a house on fire after residents..
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
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England book a semi-final meeting with New Zealand at the Netball World Cup by beating South Africa 58-47 in their final group match.
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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
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Instagram users, you may not like this. The company said Wednesday it’s developing its test to conceal “likes” to more countries, including Italy, Japan,..
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Australia's deportation laws are having a "corrosive effect" on the relationship between the two countries.
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Watch the thrilling final moments as Australia narrowly defeat New Zealand to top group F at the Netball World Cup.
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Climate change is having a real impact on Pacific islanders and that should spur countries to greater action to tackle the problem, New Zealand Prime Minster..
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Jacinda Ardern's whirlwind trip to Australia is underway with the New Zealand prime minister in Melbourne to talk about social issues.
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Jacinda Ardern's whirlwind trip to Australia is underway with the New Zealand prime minister in Melbourne to talk about social issues
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Jacinda Ardern's whirlwind trip to Australia is underway with the New Zealand prime minister in Melbourne to meet with Daniel Andrews and Scott Morrison this..
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Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea together account for annual ice imports worth between $43 and $87 billion.
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There are at most only 300 kakariki karaka parakeets in the world, but this year they had 150 chicks.
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern will be in Melbourne on Thursday.
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern will meet the Victorian premier, governor and deliver a speech on issues modern governments are grappling with.
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Gun City, which sold weapons to man accused of mosque attack, plans new outlet The New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of..
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A pair of sneaky penguins were found hiding in a sushi shop near Wellington train station in New Zealand. (July 17)
 
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New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has..
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Just over half of the women in Hong Kong’s labour force are working or seeking jobs, a rate lagging well behind that of many advanced economies and much lower..
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WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday joined international condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets about..
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'I feel sorry for the New Zealanders, but steeper is steeper,' says campaigner after Welsh seaside resort snatches title away from New Zealand town
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New Zealand prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined international condemnation of US president Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat..
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Leaders of New Zealand’s Muslim and Jewish communities will be present at a ceremony on Wednesday in Christchurch.
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Guinness World Records says the Harlech street has beaten the previous record holder in New Zealand.
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Ffordd Pen Llech has taken the record from a street in New Zealand with a gradient of more than 37%.
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Passengers onboard a flight to Dubai sustained injuries after the aircraft was hit by sudden and severe turbulence. Emirates flight EK449 from Auckland, New..
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Blue penguins keep visiting a Wellington sushi bar.
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Fans worldwide said New Zealand's Black Caps had lost the Cricket World Cup, but "won our hearts".
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England captain Eoin Morgan is dismissed by a fine low diving catch by New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson as the hosts chase 242 to win the World Cup final at Lord's.
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Independent.ie Newsdesk Twitter Email July 13 2019 10:57 AM 0 Comments New Zealand holds first gun buyback event in wake of Christchurch shooting Independent.ie..
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Gun owners have started handing over semi-automatic weapons following the Christchurch attacks.
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New Zealanders handed in their firearms as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the..
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Police on Saturday labeled New Zealand's first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of..
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Spinner Adil Rashid says England must approach Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand as if it is any other game.
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Spinner Adil Rashid says England must approach Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand as if it is any other game.
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New Zealand continues to oppose Australia's policy of deporting Kiwi criminals, with their justice minister describing the issue as "corrosive".
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New Zealand is continuing to kick up a stink over the Australian government sending Kiwi criminals back to their home country.
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New Zealand is continuing to kick up a stink over the Australian government sending Kiwi criminals back to their home country.
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The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited..
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England must not "shy away" from the World Cup final against New Zealand on Sunday, says captain Eoin Morgan.
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England must not "shy away" from the World Cup final against New Zealand on Sunday, says captain Eoin Morgan.
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New Zealand’s .nz country code domain name, managed by Domain Name Commission (DNC), has sued Whois information provider Whois API, also known as Whois XML..
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England's World Cup final against New Zealand will be shown live on free-to-air television on Channel 4.
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AP Photo/Elaine Thompson When legislators in any country create a law, it behooves them to understand that the law will only be followed so far. What I mean is..
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Travellers from the UAE and Saudi Arabia are now able to visit South Africa without a visa. They are among seven new countries, including Cuba, Ghana and New..
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Females of a Caribbean fish species can change their gender to replace their school's male "protector", Australian and New Zealand researchers have found.
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New Zealand's victory over heavy...
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A strata owners advocate says NSW should look at New Zealand's earthquake recovery fund as an example of how to help owners cope with building defects.
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Watch India's collapse as New Zealand produce the bowling performance of the tournament to edge out their opponents by 18 runs at Old Trafford.
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India's "45 minutes of bad cricket" against New Zealand cost them a place in the World Cup final and "broke our hearts," says Virat Kohli.
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New Zealand shock India in a thrilling World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.
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Watch India's nightmare start as they lose three early wickets with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul all dismissed in the reserve day of their World Cup..
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New Zealand will resume against India in their semi-final on 211 for five on the reserve day after the end of an attritional innings was curtailed by rain. Kane..
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