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New Zealand: Island country in the South Pacific
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It comprises 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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New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster [Video]

New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster

New Zealand officials were scrambling to trace the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus, reporting 14 new cases on Thursday, as long queues of people formed to escape a renewed lockdown in the..

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Covid update: India's 10 lakh gap; New Zealand polls under cloud; WB lockdown [Video]

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday delayed a key step toward next month's general election, as the country was plunged back into lockdown after the discovery of the first COVID-19..

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New Zealand: People queue at supermarkets after coronavirus cases detected [Video]

New Zealand: People queue at supermarkets after coronavirus cases detected

People rushed to supermarkets in New Zealand after the country announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections after more than 100 days without cases.View on euronews

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First coronavirus outbreak in New Zealand after more than 100 days [Video]

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the first cases ofcoronavirus have been reported in Auckland after more than 100 days withoutany reported transmission of the virus.

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Watch: New Zealand PM visits Hindu temple, eats puri chhole [Video]

Watch: New Zealand PM visits Hindu temple, eats puri chhole

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited a temple on August 6. PM Ardern visited Radha Krishna Mandir in Auckland. Indian envoy Muktesh Pardeshi was also present at the event. As she entered,..

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From the testing of Union Home minister Amit Shah, to New Zealand completing 100 days without domestic transmission of the virus - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shah is likely..

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A giraffe living in an Australian holds the distinction of being the tallest giraffe in the world. According to CNN, 12-year-old Forest tops out at an impressive height of 18 feet, 8 inches. Officials..

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke with Nobel laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, and discussed ideas that could re-shape the post pandemic world. The duo delved into..

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Mozilla's VPN launches out of beta on Windows and Android

Mozilla's VPN service has been officially launched and is now available for Windows and Android in six countries worldwide, including the US, Canada, and the UK, the company announced today. According..

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"It's going to happen again," says former NZ PM Clark [Video]

"It's going to happen again," says former NZ PM Clark

New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark warned on Friday (July 10) if the world remained "flat-footed" in its response to pandemics it faces future economic, social and political crisis, after..

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Jacinda Ardern launches re-election campaign [Video]

Jacinda Ardern launches re-election campaign

With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday (July 5) launched her party's campaign ahead..

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Entire Wild West Town For Sale – In Rural New Zealand [Video]

Entire Wild West Town For Sale – In Rural New Zealand

An entire wild west town is for sale in rural New Zealand. The USD $7.5 million Mellonsfolly Ranch was built in 2006 ‘for fun’ by a successful New Zealand businessman. It consists of ten period..

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New Zealand health minister resigns following series of gaffes [Video]

New Zealand health minister resigns following series of gaffes

New Zealand’s health minister has resigned after making a series of personal blunders during the coronavirus pandemic.David Clark had earlier described himself as an “idiot” for breaking the..

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Aussies and Kiwis react to their successful World Cup bid [Video]

Aussies and Kiwis react to their successful World Cup bid

Australian and New Zealand leaders and players woke up to the news on Friday (June 26) that they had won the bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

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Celebrations Down Under after successful World Cup bid [Video]

Celebrations Down Under after successful World Cup bid

Australian and New Zealand's women soccer players let out almighty roars, burst into applause and pumped their fists in celebration in the early hours of Friday after their countries' joint bid for the..

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Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women's World Cup [Video]

Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women's World Cup

Australia and New Zealand are handed the right to host the 2023 Women's World Cup soccer tournament

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