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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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A2 Milk chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka resigns
on December 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm
More than a billion dollars has wiped off the value of New Zealand's biggest company this morning following the surprise resignation of A2 Milk's chief executive.
Standing apart - striped dairy cows easy to spot
on December 6, 2019 at 8:54 pm
Country Life - Lakenvelders are Opunake farmer Andy Whitehead's favourite cattle and are easily picked out - by night they look as if they've been draped in a blanket.
Imported insect predator to help bees and willow...
on December 6, 2019 at 12:53 am
Beekeepers are keenly awaiting the arrival of a tiny insect from California which preys on the giant willow aphid.
Sustainable farming advice programme wins gov...
on December 5, 2019 at 11:30 pm
The government is investing up to $9 million in a project that it says will help Southland farmers use their land more sustainably.
Help may be on the way for farmers struggling...
on December 5, 2019 at 5:28 am
The PM has hinted that next year's budget might contain financial support for farmers struggling to develop a Farm Environment Plan.