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  • Fox Glacier New Zealand

    Fox Glacier

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  • Stewart Island New Zealand

    Stewart Island

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  • Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

    Hanmer Springs

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  • Kaikoura New Zealand

    Kaikoura

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  • Lake Coleridge, New Zealand

    Lake Coleridge

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New Zealand Key Facts

New Zealand is a beautiful country, known for its clean green image and stunning natural scenery.

Population: 4,428,312*

Capital City: Wellington

Largest City: Auckland

Government: Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary Democracy

Primary Language: English

Other Official Languages: Maori, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)

Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($)

National Rugby Team (Union): All Blacks

National Anthem: God Defend New Zealand

Public Holidays: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

New Zealand is made up of three main islands as well as many other smaller islands. The two main islands of New Zealand are, as their names suggest, the North and South Islands. Stewart Island is the third, much smaller island, located at the far bottom of the South Island.

The South Island is larger than the North, however it is less densely populated. Here you will find vast alpine ranges, wide flat plains and cascading glaciers! Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island.

New Zealand Disasters

There have been many disasters recorded in and around New Zealand. More recently, Christchurch has suffered more than a year of earthquakes, taking more than 180 lives and costing billions of dollars in damage.

Christchurch Earthquake 2010: 4th September 2010 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake (more)

Christchurch Earthquake 2011: 22nd February 2011 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake (more)

Christchurch Earthquake 2011: 13th June 2011 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake (more)

*Statistics New Zealand as of 2nd March 2012.

Did you Know?

The Moa - a now extinct, native New Zealand bird - was one of the largest birds in history. The Moa stood up to 3.6 metres tall and weighed 300 kilograms!

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