Short URL: http://tnot.es/NZ - National Anthem of New Zealand.
The Realm of New Zealand is made up of the North and South islands
(separated by the narrow Cook Strait) and many smaller islands; including Stewart Island
to the south of South Island.
Zealand Travel Brochures.
About New Zealand, Map
of New Zealand, New Zealand Accommodation, New Zealand Cities, New Zealand Regions, New Zealand Tourism, New
Zealand Travel Guides, New Zealand Travel Tips.
The National plant of New Zealand is the Pohutukawa and the National
bird is the Kiwi.
Backpacking in New Zealand.
The first European to reach the islands was the Dutch navigator
Abel Tasman, in 1642 when the name New Zealand was given them by a Dutch cartographer.
Captain James Cook visited in 1769 and claimed the islands for Great
Britain. It was almost another 75 years before the British government formally annexed New
According to Maori tradition, Kupe first discovered the North Island
1,000 years before Tasman and called it Aotearoa, or Land of the Long White Cloud.
In November 1995, Queen Elizabeth II went to New Zealand, in her
capacity as head of state, to give official royal assent to the returning of seized lands
by the settlers in the 1860's, and a formal apology to the Maori people for wrongs
committed by British colonial forces.
Enter New Zealand:
Getting around New Zealand, and other information for tourists.
Dedicated to bringing Maori culture to the Net. Information ranging from history, religion
and customs to free Maori recipes.
Immigrating to New Zealand:
Whether you want to go to New Zealand to work or study, the New Zealand Immigration
Service explains Government Immigration Policy.
New Zealand Cities:
New Zealand's cities and towns.
New Zealand Government Online:
The official gateway to New Zealand Government provides an overview of New Zealand and its
government, access to government services information, and contact details if you want to
e-mail a Minister or give the government your opinion.
New Zealand Regions:
New Zealand's North and South Islands.
Weather in New Zealand
View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in places around
Weather, Invercargill Weather,
New Zealand's anti-smoking regulations means that you can not smoke in
any public building, including bars and restaurants.
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