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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 grievances.

Population4,035,461 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic Groups:  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)

Administrative Divisions:  16 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

Dependent Areas:  Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau

Economy - overview:
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.

Major 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 products; fish

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% (2004)      

   - main lines in use:

1.765 million (2002)
   - mobile cellular:

2.599 million (2003)

Radio Broadcasting Stations:  AM 124, FM 290, shortwave 4 (1998)

Television Broadcasting Stations:  41 (plus 52 medium-power repeaters and over 650 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Internet Hosts:  474,395 (2003)

Regular Internet Users:  2.11 million (2003)

Airports:  116 (2004 est.)

Major Ports and Terminals:
  Auckland, Lyttelton, Tauranga, Wellington, Whangarei

Primary Source: World Fact Book   

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Important New Zealand Internet Resources:

AA New Zealand Travel Guide
Air New Zealand Airfares & Air New Zealand Flights

Antarctica New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland City Council
Auckland International Airport - Where New Zealand Touches the World
Auckland Ixpat - a new portal for expatriates and internationals in auckland, new zealand

AUT University - (Auckland University of Technology)
BBC NEWS - Country profiles, New Zealand
British High Commission, New Zealand
Business New Zealand
Bus 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...
Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Commerce Commission
Computer Society Inc.
Consumer Online: - Consumers' Institute of New Zealand, an independent, non-profit organization
working on behalf of consumers to provide useful, accessible consumer ...
Creative New Zealand: - Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa ...
Department of Conservation·Te Papa Atawhai
Department of Labour - Occupational Safety and ...
Diabetes New Zealand
Diplomatic Post Finder - Lists the official internet addresses for New Zealand embassies and high commissions,
and addresses for those without websites.
Ecological Society
Education New Zealand - The Site for the NZ Export Education Industry
Elections New Zealand
ERMA NZ - New Zealand's Environmental Risk Management Authority
Food Standards Australia New Zealand - Has information on microbial contamination of meats, food safety, food labeling, permissible additives and levels of chemical contaminants, ...
Health Research Council of New Zealand
Home Decorating, Building and Renovating from Style New Zealand
HortResearch New Zealand - New Zealand's largest horticulture and food research organisation. Focus is on
the production of superior plants and crops, improved management methods, ...
Human Rights Commision
Immigration New Zealand
Inland Revenue - Te Tari Taake
Institute for Crop and Food Research
Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand - Direct access to the official government register and national database which stores registration information - companies, trademarks, industrial and ...
International Antarctic Centre
Kennel Club
Land Transport NZ - Ikiiki Whenua Aotearoa
Lincoln University Main Maori Site on the Net!
Maritime New Zealand
Massey University
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Economic Development
Ministry of Education
Ministry for the Environment
Ministry of Fisheries
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Justice
Museum of New Zealand -  Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ - Te Papa
National Bank, New Zealand - banks, online Internet banking, loans
National Business Review (NBR) - New Zealand - Business, News, Arts ...
New Zealand Business Roundtable
National Library of New Zealand - Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
New Zealand AIDS Foundation
New Zealand Archaeology
New Zealand birds and birding
New Zealand Book Council - Information and news on writers, authors, and publishers. Also contains events, organization listings, tourism and courses.
New Zealand central & loca government
New 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 ...
New 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 ...
New Zealand Customs Service
New Zealand Doctor Online
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 Exchange (NZX)
New Zealand Film Commission
New Zealand Food Safety Authority - NZFSA
New Zealand Forestry
New Zealand Geographical Society
New Zealand Historic Places Trust | Pouhere Taonga
New Zealand International Film Festivals - Information, schedules, and entry details for film festivals in New Zealand.
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science - Scion is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute providing science expertise for biomaterials development and the forestry sector.
New Zealand Law Commission
New Zealand Law Society
New Zealand Medical Association
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
New Zealand Museums
New Zealand National Maritime Museum
New Zealand Parliament - House of Representatives
New Zealand Police Official Website
New Zealand Qualifications Authority [ NZQA ]
New Zealand Seafood Industry
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
New Zealand Treasury
New Zealand Writers Guild
NIWA Group - New Zealand's leading provider of atmospheric and aquatic science and associated commercial services.
NZ Army
NZ Legislation - Statutes
NZAID - New Zealand's International Aid & Development Agency - United States of America - 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
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
Penguins in New Zealand
Prime Minister of New Zealand
Privacy 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.
Queenstown New Zealand – NZ’s Premier Visitor Destination
Real Estate Listing Service
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Royal New Zealand Coastguard Federation Inc.
Royal New Zealand 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, ...
Securities Commission of New Zealand
SEEK - New Zealand's no. 1 jobs, employment, career and ...
Statistics New Zealand
Stuff - New Zealand, world, sport, business & entertainment news on Stuff
Surf.Co New 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 ...
Te Kete Ipurangi - The Online Learning Centre
Tourism Auckland - City of Sails
Tourism New Zealand
Transit New Zealand
Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide (NZ)
The University of Auckland
TV -
UBD  Business Directory
University of Canterbury - Nau mai, haere mai ki te ...
University of Otago, New Zealand
The University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington
WEATHER TODAY for New Zealand
Wellington Institute of Technology
Wellington, New Zealand official tourism website
Work 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 ...
Yellow Pages for NZ
YHA New Zealand : Backpacking, NZ Hostels


Christian Churches in New Zealand
New Zealand Christian Ministries
New Zealand Christian Schools

Good News 4 New Zealand

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