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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in
about A.D. 800. In 1840,
their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of
Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while
retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the
first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843
and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British
colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and
supported the UK militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand's full
participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In
recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori
4,035,461 (July 2005 est.)
European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Asian 5.7%, Pacific islander 4.4%, other
0.5%, mixed 7.8%, unspecified 3.8% (2001 census)
Comparative size: About the size of Colorado
Religious Affiliation: Anglican
14.9%, Roman Catholic 12.4%, Presbyterian 10.9%, Methodist
2.9%, Pentecostal 1.7%, Baptist 1.3%, other Christian 9.4%, other 3.3%,
unspecified 17.2%, none 26% (2001 census)
regions and 1 territory*; Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury,
Chatham Islands*, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui,
Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Tasman,
Waikato, Wellington, West Coast
Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau
Over the past 20 years the government has
transformed New Zealand from
an agrarian economy dependent on concessionary British market access to
a more industrialized, free market economy that can compete globally.
This dynamic growth has boosted real incomes (but left behind many at
the bottom of the ladder), broadened and deepened the technological
capabilities of the industrial sector, and contained inflationary
pressures. Per capita income has risen for six consecutive years and is
now more than $24,000 in purchasing power parity terms. New Zealand is
heavily dependent on trade - particularly in agricultural products - to
drive growth. Exports are equal to about 20% of GDP. Thus far the
economy has been resilient, and the Labor Government has promised that
expenditures on health, education, and pensions will increase
proportionately to output.
Industries: food processing, wood and paper
products, textiles, machinery,
transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining
Labor force: agriculture 10%, industry 25%,
services 65% (1995)
Agricultural Products: wheat, barley, potatoes,
pulses, fruits, vegetables; wool, beef, lamb and mutton, dairy
Export partners: Australia 21%, US 14.4%, Japan
11.3%, China 5.7%, UK 4.7% (2004)
Import partners: Australia 22.4%, US 11.3%,
Japan 11.2%, China 9.7%, Germany 5.2%
Radio Broadcasting Stations:
AM 124, FM 290, shortwave 4 (1998)
Television Broadcasting Stations:
41 (plus 52 medium-power repeaters and over 650 low-power
- main lines in use:
- mobile cellular:
Regular Internet Users:
2.11 million (2003)
116 (2004 est.)
Major Ports and Terminals: Auckland, Lyttelton,
Tauranga, Wellington, Whangarei
New Zealand Internet
AA New Zealand Travel Guide
Zealand Airfares & Air New Zealand Flights
International Airport - Where New Zealand Touches the World
- a new portal for expatriates and internationals in auckland, new
AUT University -
(Auckland University of Technology)
NEWS - Country profiles, New Zealand
Commission, New Zealand
Travel - New Zealand Bus Passes Intercity Coachlines ...
Centre for New
Zealand Music, SOUNZ - Fostering and developing New
Zealand music, its creation, performance, publication, recording and
broadcast, by working with and on behalf of NZ...
City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand
Authority of New Zealand
Online: - Consumers' Institute of New Zealand, an
independent, non-profit organization
working on behalf of consumers to provide useful, accessible consumer ...
New Zealand: - Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa ...
Conservation·Te Papa Atawhai
Labour - Occupational Safety and ...
NEW ZEALAND BIOGRAPHY
Finder - Lists the official internet addresses for
New Zealand embassies and high commissions,
and addresses for those without websites.
New Zealand - The Site for the NZ Export Education Industry
ERMA NZ - New
Zealand's Environmental Risk Management Authority
Standards Australia New Zealand - Has information
on microbial contamination of meats, food safety, food labeling,
permissible additives and levels of chemical contaminants, ...
Research Council of New Zealand
Building and Renovating from Style New Zealand
New Zealand - New Zealand's largest horticulture
and food research organisation. Focus is on
the production of superior plants and crops, improved management
Inland Revenue -
Te Tari Taake
Crop and Food Research
Chartered Accountants of New Zealand
Property Office of New Zealand - Direct access to
the official government register and national database which stores
registration information - companies, trademarks, industrial and ...
NZ - Ikiiki Whenua Aotearoa
- Main Maori Site on the Net!
Health Foundation of New Zealand
Agriculture & Forestry
Ministry for the
Ministry of Health
Museum of New Zealand
- Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ - Te Papa
Bank, New Zealand - banks, online Internet banking, loans
Review (NBR) - New Zealand - Business, News, Arts ...
Library of New Zealand - Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
New Zealand AIDS
New Zealand birds
Zealand Book Council - Information and news on
writers, authors, and publishers. Also contains events, organization
listings, tourism and courses.
central & loca government
Zealand Climate Change Office - New Zealand
and many other developed nations are taking action to reduce greenhouse
... Many councils around New Zealand are involved in
initiatives to help ...
Zealand Council for Education Research - New
Zealand Council for Educational Research is an independent education
research organisation with a bicultural focus and an international
reputation for ...
Zealand Customs Service
New Zealand Drug
Foundation - The New Zealand Drug Foundation is an
umbrella organisation that aims to reduce
drug related harm. Methods for achieving this include facilitation, ...
New Zealand Film
Food Safety Authority - NZFSA
Historic Places Trust | Pouhere Taonga
International Film Festivals - Information,
schedules, and entry details for film festivals in New Zealand.
Zealand Journal of Forestry Science - Scion is a
New Zealand Crown Research Institute providing science expertise for
biomaterials development and the forestry sector.
Zealand Law Commission
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
National Maritime Museum
Parliament - House of Representatives
Police Official Website
Qualifications Authority [ NZQA ]
Trade and Enterprise
Zealand Writers Guild
NIWA Group - New Zealand's leading provider of atmospheric and
aquatic science and associated commercial services.
Legislation - Statutes
- New Zealand's International Aid & Development Agency
United States of America
NZHistory.net.nz - New Zealand history site featuring over 40 multimedia
exhibitions, a comprehensive
annotated links section, a discussion forum and general information
NZIA - New
Zealand Institute of Architects Incorporated
of New Zealand
Minister of New Zealand
Commissioner - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner. New ... - The New Zealand Office of the Privacy Commissioner is an
independent Crown entity established by the Privacy Act for the
protection of personal information.
New Zealand – NZ’s Premier Visitor Destination
Reserve Bank of
Zealand Air Force
Zealand Coastguard Federation Inc.
Foundation for the Blind
RSNZ: Home - The Royal Society of New Zealand is an independent,
national academy of sciences, a federation of some 60 scientific and
technological societies, ...
Commission of New Zealand
New Zealand's no. 1 jobs, employment, career and ...
Stuff - New
Zealand, world, sport, business & entertainment news on Stuff
Zealand's surfing guide
TeachNZ - Offers New Zealand teaching jobs to both overseas and local
teachers looking for jobs in education, plus teaching scholarships
available from the Ministry ...
Ipurangi - The Online Learning Centre
Auckland - City of Sails
Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide (NZ)
of Canterbury - Nau mai, haere mai ki te ...
Otago, New Zealand
for New Zealand
Institute of Technology
New Zealand official tourism website
and Income New Zealand
Work and Income New Zealand provide help with
finding staff, listing your vacancies,
finding out about training, work experience, financial assistance and ...
Pages for NZ
YHA New Zealand :
Backpacking, NZ Hostels