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New Zealand
   has this flag:   

The stars represent the Southern Cross constellation and the "Union Jack" represents the past under British Rule
NZ
   is the international car registration for   
New Zealand
New Zealand
   has the capital   
Wellington
Originally Auckland was the capital, but in 1876 Wellington became capital as it is more central. It was named after the first Duke of Wellington. Wellington sits on a fault line and is prone to earthquakes, some quite severe. The city is often referred to as Windy Wellington.
New Zealand
   uses the   
Dollar
New Zealand dollar (NZD)
English
   is an official language of   
New Zealand
.nz
   internet domain is used by   
New Zealand
New Zealand
   has the anthem   
God Defend New Zealand, God Save the Queen
Cook Islands
   belongs to   
New Zealand
113 sq. mi. (free association)
Auckland War Memorial Museum
   is situated in   
Auckland, New Zealand
World I –II memorials
Auckland Harbour Bridge
   is in   
New Zealand
Auckland
Auckland
   is located in   
New Zealand
Kiwi
   is associated with   
New Zealand
New Zealand
   is the site of   
Te Wahipounamu
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Tongariro National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Egmont National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Whanganui National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Kahurangi National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park, but one of the most popular. Coastal tracks are world-famous for their breathtaking beauty.
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Nelson Lakes National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Paparoa National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Arthur's Pass National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Mount Cook National Park
Mt Cook also known as Aoraki
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Mount Aspiring National Park
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Rakiura National Park
Waitaki Valley
   is located in   
New Zealand
An up and coming wine region
Hawkes Bay
   is located in   
New Zealand
Chardonnay
Wairarapa
   is located in   
New Zealand
Mostly small scale producers
Auckland
   is located in   
New Zealand
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Auckland Botanical Gardens
   is situated in   
New Zealand
Manurewa, South Auckland. Home to over 10,000 plants from around the world, spread over 64 hectares in South Auckland.
Air New Zealand
   is based in   
New Zealand
National carrier.
New Zealand Food Group
   is located in   
New Zealand
Richfields, Maxies. Richfields Dark is real (70% cocoa) dark chocolate hand-crafted in New Zealand.
Nettlebed Cave System - Blizzard Pot
   is located in   
New Zealand
889 Meters in Depth
Waitomo Cave
   is located in   
New Zealand
These limestone caves are a popular tourist attraction with unusual stalactite formations and millions of glow worms.
Katiki Point (Moeraki) Lighthouse
   is located in   
New Zealand
1878 - Moeraki. Construction of the lighthouse commenced in 1876 but was delayed by bad weather. Just before the light was to be lit a severe storm struck and shook the tower so violently the lamp glass broke. The lamp was replaced and the wooden tower had to be strengthened before the light was lit in 1878. The light was fully automated in 1975.
Somes Island (Matiu) Lighthouse
   is located in   
New Zealand
1866 - Wellington Harbour. The lighthouse was first lit on 17 February, 1866. It is an octagonal cast iron tower, standing 14 feet tall. The tower and lantern were imported from Britain. At the time it was one of only eight lighthouses around the country and was the first inner harbour light. Rrapeseed oil was used until about 1878, then paraffin oil was used. By 1895 a more powerful light was needed. The new & present tower, entering service in 1900, is round & constructed of brick. The old tower was demolished.
Pencarrow Lighthouse
   is located in   
New Zealand
1906 - Pencarrow Coastal Road. The site of New Zealand's first lighthouse it marks the eastern entrance to Wellington Harbour. Initially in 1841, two wooden markers were built in but these blew away. A make shift beacon was then built & was tended by George Bennett & his wife Mary. In 1858 the iron tower arrived from England. By the time it was built George Bennett had drowned in a boating accident so his wife Mary became New Zealand's first official lighthouse keeper. The light was first lit 1 January 1859. The light was often shrouded by low fog so a new tower was constructed on the beach in 1906. Both lights burned together until Bearing Head lighthouse was built in 1935 and the original light was decommissioned.
Lake Wakatipu
   is in   
New Zealand
291 km². New Zealand's 3rd largest lake. With a length of 80 kilometres, it is New Zealand's longest lake. It is at an altitude of 310 m, towards the southern end of the Southern Alps.
New Zealand
   has the time zone   
UTC+12
Main territory of New Zealand
Air Force of New Zealand
   is   

New Zealand
   team is known as   
The All Blacks
Named for their playing strip. Early New Zealand national rugby uniforms consisted of a black jersey with a silver fern and white knickerbockers. By their 1905 tour New Zealand were wearing all black, except for the silver fern, and their All Black name dates from this time.
New Zealand
   has the emblem   
Silver Fern
North Auckland Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
North Island
New Zealand Herald
   is published in   
New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand. Major NZ daily
Waikato Times
   is published in   
New Zealand
Hamilton, New Zealand
New Zealand
   is situated in   
Australasia
New Zealand
   is the location of   
Te Wahipounamu
Waimata Farmhouse Blue
   cheese comes from   
New Zealand
Cow milk, creamy
Auckland
   was formerly the capital of   
New Zealand
Moved to Wellington, 1841 - 1865
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
   is situated in   
New Zealand
Founded 1863






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