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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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On the farm: A wrap of what's happening in the...
on September 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Country Life - Docking's started in blustery weather in the North and in Te Waipounamu it was a wild week for many on both sides of the main divide.
Plug pulled on 2021 Marlborough Wine and Food...
on September 17, 2020 at 9:52 pm
Organisers of next February's Marlborough Wine & Food Festival have pulled the plug early.
Fonterra posts $659m full year profit
on September 17, 2020 at 9:32 pm
The dairy co-operative has put last year's massive loss of $605 million behind it with a full year profit of $659m.
Farmers and growers call for help with labour...
on September 17, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Farmers and growers say if agriculture is going to drag the country's economy back into shape, they will need help to fix labour shortages.
Rural property market sales rebound
on September 17, 2020 at 3:25 am
The Real Estate Institute thinks the resilience primary industries have shown during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped boost confidence in the sector.