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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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Alliance upgrading Timaru meat processing plant
on August 16, 2019 at 12:07 am
Alliance is spending $1.2 million on installing extra vacuum packaging, co-products processing technology and extending its secondary processing area at the Smithfield plant.
European Union wants to keep produce names like...
on August 15, 2019 at 3:27 am
The European Union wants to secure the protection of some produce names as part of Free Trade Agreement negotiations with New Zealand and other countries.
Condos or corn? Govt proposes protection for...
on August 14, 2019 at 11:29 pm
Fruit and vegetable producers say it's now or never to protect the country's most fertile land from housing developments.
Environment minister: 'We actually prefer...
on August 14, 2019 at 6:04 am
Over the past decade more than 200 produce growers in Auckland have closed as rural land has been rezoned for housing. Now the government is proposing protection for productive land.
Dairy NZ wants greenhouse gas emissions decided...
on August 14, 2019 at 3:20 am
The organisation would rather greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture must be decided farm by farm by farm, not imposed centrally by the Emissions Trading Scheme.