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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. 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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Liberal MP Russell Broadbent wants to see the end of 'indefinite, long-term' offshore detention.
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New Zealand on Monday revealed plans to establish a firearm register and to overhaul its licensing systems for gun owners in the second set of gun law reforms..
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Australia have retained the women's Ashes, while in the netball world cup the green-and-gold have fallen to New Zealand at the final hurdle.
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New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern thought it was "no gifts" when she met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, but then the pink bunny emerged.
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit her air force plane, following a..
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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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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
Credit: SBS - Published 4 days ago

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Australia's deportation laws are having a "corrosive effect" on the relationship between the two countries.
Credit: The Age - Published 4 days ago

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.
Credit: The Age - Published 4 days ago

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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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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Leaders of New Zealand’s Muslim and Jewish communities will be present at a ceremony on Wednesday in Christchurch.
Credit: The Age - Published 6 days ago

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..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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