New Zealand

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New Zealand (Aotearoa ) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.wikipedia
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List of islands of New Zealand

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The country has two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands.
New Zealand consists of many islands, estimated around six hundred, mainly remnants of a larger land mass now beneath the sea.

North Island

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The country has two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands.
The North Island, also officially named Te Ika-a-Māui, is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, separated from the larger but much less populous South Island by Cook Strait.

Australia

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New Zealand is about 2000 km east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1000 km south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

Fiji

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New Zealand is about 2000 km east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1000 km south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
Fiji (Viti ; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य; Fiji Gaṇarājya), is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about 1100 nmi northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Auckland

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New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.
Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand.

Wellington

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New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.
Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara ) is the capital and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with residents.

Capital of New Zealand

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New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.
New Zealand's first capital city was Old Russell (Okiato) in 1840–41.

Māori culture

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Sometime between 1250 and 1300, Polynesians settled in the islands and developed a distinctive Māori culture.
Māori culture (Māoritanga) involves the customs, cultural practices, and beliefs of the indigenous Māori people of New Zealand.

Māori people

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In 1840, representatives of the United Kingdom and Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, which declared British sovereignty over the islands.
The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.

Colony of New Zealand

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In 1841, New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire and in 1907 it became a dominion; it gained full statutory independence in 1947 and the British monarch remained the head of state.
The Colony of New Zealand was a British colony that existed in New Zealand from 1841 to 1907, created as a Crown colony.

Independence of New Zealand

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In 1841, New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire and in 1907 it became a dominion; it gained full statutory independence in 1947 and the British monarch remained the head of state.
New Zealand has no fixed date of independence; instead, political independence came about as a result of New Zealand's evolving constitutional status.

Tonga

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New Zealand is about 2000 km east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1000 km south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east (which is the nearest foreign territory), Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the farther west.

Treaty of Waitangi

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In 1840, representatives of the United Kingdom and Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, which declared British sovereignty over the islands.
The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) is a treaty first signed on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs (rangatira) from the North Island of New Zealand.

Tasman Sea

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New Zealand is about 2000 km east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1000 km south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.
The Tasman Sea (Māori: Te Tai-o-Rehua, Tasman Sii) is a marginal sea of the South Pacific Ocean, situated between Australia and New Zealand.

Abel Tasman

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In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand.
He was the first known European explorer to reach the islands of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) and New Zealand, and to sight the Fiji islands.

Agriculture in New Zealand

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The service sector dominates the national economy, followed by the industrial sector, and agriculture; international tourism is a significant source of revenue.
In New Zealand, agriculture is the largest sector of the tradable economy, contributing about two-thirds of exported goods in 2006–7.

British Empire

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In 1841, New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire and in 1907 it became a dominion; it gained full statutory independence in 1947 and the British monarch remained the head of state.
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand became self-governing dominions.

Pacific Islander

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Today, the majority of New Zealand's population of 4.9 million is of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders.
New Zealand has the largest concentration of Pacific Islanders in the world.

New Zealand Parliament

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Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently Jacinda Ardern.
The New Zealand Parliament (Pāremata Aotearoa) is the legislature of New Zealand, consisting of the Queen of New Zealand (Queen-in-Parliament) and the New Zealand House of Representatives.

New Zealand Sign Language

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The official languages are English, Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language, with English being very dominant.
New Zealand Sign Language or NZSL (Te Reo Turi) is the main language of the deaf community in New Zealand.

Jacinda Ardern

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Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently Jacinda Ardern.
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician serving since 26 October 2017 as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently Jacinda Ardern.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Te Pirimia o Aotearoa) is the head of government of New Zealand.

Unicameralism

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Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently Jacinda Ardern.
Sometimes, as in New Zealand and Denmark, this comes about through the abolition of one of the two chambers, or, as in Sweden, through the merger of the two chambers into a single one, while in others a second chamber has never existed.

Economy of New Zealand

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The service sector dominates the national economy, followed by the industrial sector, and agriculture; international tourism is a significant source of revenue.
New Zealand has one of the most globalised economies and depends greatly on international trade – mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China, South Korea, Japan and Canada.

Regions of New Zealand

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In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes.
New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions (takiwā) for local government purposes.