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New Zealand: Island country in the South Pacific
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

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Murdered Met officer shot at police station is named [Video]

Murdered Met officer shot at police station is named

A Metropolitan Police officer shot dead inside a south London custody suite bya handcuffed suspect armed with a revolver has been named as 54-year-oldSergeant Matiu Ratana. Known as Matt to his family..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published
New Zealand parliament dissolved for election [Video]

New Zealand parliament dissolved for election

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NZ livestock ship missing in storm off Japan

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NZ livestock ship and crew go missing in storm [Video]

NZ livestock ship and crew go missing in storm

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A New Zealand judge sentenced white supremacist Brenton Tarrant to life in prison without parole on Thursday for killing 51 Muslim worshippers in the country's deadliest shooting, saying the sentence..

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New Zealand prime minister: Christchurch gunman deserves life of utter silence [Video]

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has praised the Muslim community inNew Zealand following the sentencing of a white supremacist gunman who killed51 people at two mosques in Christchurch last..

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New Zealand mosque attack survivor confronts gunman in court [Video]

New Zealand mosque attack survivor confronts gunman in court

Christchurch mosque attack survivor Abdul Aziz Wahabzadah confronts gunmanBrenton Tarrant in court, and brands him a "coward", ahead of the 29-year-oldAustralian's sentencing to a full life term in..

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NZ PM Ardern: shooter 'will never see the light of day' [Video]

NZ PM Ardern: shooter 'will never see the light of day'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was relieved to know that "that person will never see the light of day" after a court on Thursday (August 27) sentenced a man who killed 51 Muslim..

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NZ court sentences mosque shooter to life in prison [Video]

NZ court sentences mosque shooter to life in prison

A New Zealand court sentenced a man who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand's deadliest shooting to life in prison without parole, the first time such a sentence has been handed down in the..

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Christchurch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole [Video]

Christchurch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole

The Australian gunman who killed dozens of people during attacks on twomosques in New Zealand has been sentenced to life in prison without thepossibility of parole. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded..

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New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole [Video]

New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

Brenton Tarrant, who killed 51 Muslims as they prayed, is first in New Zealand to be sentenced to life without parole.

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'Only fire awaits you' - families address NZ shooter [Video]

'Only fire awaits you' - families address NZ shooter

Christchurch mosque shooting victims were among those who turned their ire on the white supermacist, who gunned down 51 people, in a New Zealand court on Wednesday. Edward Baran reports.

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NZ mosque shooter likely to get life in prison [Video]

NZ mosque shooter likely to get life in prison

Brenton Tarrant, the attacker behind New Zealand's worst mass shooting, has faced survivors and relatives on the third day of his sentencing hearing.

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