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New Zealand : country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean east-southeast of Australia comprising chiefly the North Island and the South Island; capital Wellington area 103,736 square miles (269,714 square kilometers), population 4,242,048 — Webster
New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island (or Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (or Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 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. — Wikipedia
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Farm debt mediation scheme gets government backing
on June 17, 2019 at 8:51 am
Banks are bullies with all the power over farmers, and the government is proposing to make things fairer with a scheme guaranteeing mediation, the Agriculture Minister says. […]
National Agricultural Fieldays attendance more...
on June 17, 2019 at 4:55 am
Attendance at National Agricultural Fieldays, held near Hamilton last week, fell just short of last year. […]
'Living the best life' - RNZ's new video series...
on June 14, 2019 at 9:05 am
Young Southland contract milker Tangaroa Walker reckons he is living the best life. Watch RNZ Country Life programme following a year in his shoes. […]
SAFE protesters take a stand against export of...
on June 14, 2019 at 7:45 am
About 80 animal welfare protesters turned up outside Parliament today to call for an end to the export of live farm animals. […]
Agri-innovations on show at Fieldays
on June 13, 2019 at 11:00 pm
Some of the best new agri-innovations have been recognised at National Agricultural Fieldays near Hamilton. […]