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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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Food producers to get a taste of innovative...
on October 15, 2018 at 5:24 am
New Zealand's food producers might be able to explore new options with a sensory testing lab paving the way for better understanding of consumer preferences. […]
Suzy the sheep gets shorn
on October 14, 2018 at 11:01 pm
Suzy the super-sized feral sheep who spent years evading farmers in the King Country is now minus her exceptional cloak. […]
On the farm: What's happening around rural NZ
on October 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm
What's happening on farms and orchards around New Zealand? Each week Country Life reporters talk to people in rural areas across the country to find out. […]
Sri Lanka an example for plant-based diet:...
on October 12, 2018 at 1:56 am
Sri Lanka grows enough vegetables and rice to feed its 21 million people and export some, and New Zealand should take note, the head of Horticulture New Zealand has said. […]
Farmed fish research centre opens at Nelson's...
on October 11, 2018 at 4:21 pm
The Finfish Research Centre will focus on selective breeding and how fish might adapt to changing environmental conditions. […]