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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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Auckland Island pigs: 'It's a big call to...
on January 16, 2020 at 10:46 pm
The Department of Conservation's efforts to cull Auckland Island pigs are being labelled a crime against humanity by the Rare Breeds Conservation Society.
Battlelines drawn as council backs latest dam...
on January 15, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Greater Wellington Regional Council is heralding a controversial dam project for Wairarapa as necessary protection against the threat of climate change.
Avocado growers prepared in case of summer drought
on January 12, 2020 at 4:04 am
The soil in the top three-quarters of the country has become dry in the past week, Niwa says.
Northland 'on the cusp' of drought with record...
on January 9, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Record low rainfall in Northland has the region on the brink of drought, and some farmers face making a loss as summer feed crops fail. There's no significant rain in the forecast, either.
Farmer fears M bovis back on property despite...
on January 6, 2020 at 6:06 am
A Southland farmer is concerned the Mycoplasma bovis disease could be back on his farm, 18 months after his previous cattle herd had to be culled.