New Zealand

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population data y y y at the , up from 47,400 in 2001. Whangarei also has an excellent Field Hockey facility, often hosting international matches between the New Zealand Black Sticks and various international opposition. thumb right 260px A map showing population density in the Northland Region at the 2006 census. (Image:NorthlandRegionPopulationDensity.png) The '''Northland Region''' ( Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand


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and initial acclaim Upon its release, the song immediately made an impression on Gaye's R&B audience, which helped the song move to number-one by October 1982, making it the fastest-rising single on the American R&B singles chart in five years. It was also Gaye's first hit in five years, which he had scored with the dance hit, "Got to Give It Up". By December, it had also became an international hit eventually reaching the top ten in the United Kingdom


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as KiwiRail. The network was constructed from 1863 onwards, mostly by government bodies, initially by the Provincial (Provinces of New Zealand) and later by central government (usually the Public Works Department (New Zealand Ministry of Works)). In 1993 New Zealand Rail Limited (Tranz Rail) was privatised (and later renamed Tranz Rail), with the New Zealand Railways Corporation retaining the land (due to Treaty of Waitangi claims on land taken for railway construction). In 2003

was the top-ranked (Official World Golf Rankings) golfer in the world for much of Williams' tenure as caddy. '''Alan Pritchard''' was a pilot for the New Zealand Public Works Department (New Zealand Ministry of Works) from the late 1930s to mid 1950s. Using a Miles Whitney Straight from 1939 on his own initiative and sometimes forging aircraft log books to conceal his work, Pritchard conducted trials of aerial seed sowing and spreading fertilizer which ultimately lead to the development

(1906) A class 4-6-2 tender (tender locomotive) locomotives of 1906. Initially ordered by the Public Works Department (New Zealand Ministry of Works) for use in the construction of lines, the A class was a small tank locomotive with a wheel arrangement of 0-4-0T. An initial twelve were constructed by Dübs & Co. in 1873 and two more were built in 1875 by the Yorkshire Engine Company. They were not just used by the Public Works Department; the New Zealand


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bronco as well as sheep wrangling for the toddlers * Rugby - the national game. Major tournaments include Super Rugby, Tri Nations and ITM Cup. New Zealand hosted the last Rugby World Cup in 2011 * Sailing - New Zealand has produced many world-champion yachties and is the only country apart from the US to have won and successfully defended yachting's ultimate prize, the America's Cup. * Scuba diving and snorkelling, especially down to the sunken ''Rainbow Warrior'' at Matauri Bay, not far from


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to have won 1000 championships; and been the only axeman to have ever won six out of seven championships at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Starting in December 2002, they toured Australia, Britain (UK) and supported The Datsuns for their European tour. This was followed by five dates in the United States in March 2003. After returning home to launch their new single, ''Shake It'', they toured with The Datsuns again for New Zealand in October 2003, follow by two more


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Legislative Council Legislative Council . He served briefly on the Otago Provincial Council (Otago Province) and was Mayor of Oamaru for three years. Circa 1986 viewers were made aware of another child, Kenny (Kenny Beale), who had moved away to New Zealand before 1985. In addition, the character of Lou Beale also featured heavily within a series of spin-off ''EastEnders'' novels (EastEnders books#Novels) by Hugh Miller (Hugh Miller (writer)), set prior to 1985 and published in 1986

away from Walford. The first flight took place on 9 June


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tuition fees and their own living costs while studying at a New Zealand institution. Overseas students need to have a student visa and a reasonable level of cash to spend in order to undertake a course of study at a New Zealand based educational institution. Visas are generally valid for the duration of the course of study and only while the student is attending the course of study. New Zealand educational institutions will inform the appropriate immigration authorities if a student ceases


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active in the 1942-1969 era under Dame Ngaio Marsh, with critically acclaimed productions (especially of Shakespeare plays) and a 1949 theatre tour of Australia. Australasia New Zealand enacted the ''New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987'' which prohibits the stationing of nuclear weapons on the territory of New Zealand and the entry into New Zealand waters of nuclear armed or propelled (Nuclear marine propulsion) ships. This Act of Parliament, however, does not prevent the construction of nuclear power plants. title '''1876''' – God Defend New Zealand description God Defend New Zealand, a national anthem of New Zealand. Music composed in 1876 by John Joseph Woods to accompany a contemporary poem by Thomas Bracken. Instrumental version performed by the US Navy Band format Ogg '''Nightline''' is a New Zealand late night news show currently on TV3 hosted by Sacha McNeil. ''Nightline'', hosted usually in the 10.30pm to 11.00pm timeslot, has a high focus on the arts and current events. It competes directly with TVNZ's Tonight (Tonight (TVNZ television programme)) show. ''Nightline'' generally runs the entire year, its timeslot being pushed later on some occasions to cater to long-running shows, but traditionally takes a short break over the Christmas period. Previous hosts have included Rachel Smalley, Samantha Hayes, Carly Flynn, Carolyn Robinson, Leanne Malcolm, Sarah Bradley, Joanna Paul and Belinda Todd. "Ursies" welcomes undergraduate and postgraduate students of all nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds - it has residents from dozens of countries, including Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand, Korea, and the United States. The Ursuline Order, which previously owned and managed the hall, has been involved in education for over 450 years. The Order, which was founded in 1535 by an Italian (Italian people) woman called Angela Merici, has a commitment to education. Today, there are Ursuline education establishments throughout Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Australia. '''Wynton Alan Whai Rufer''', CNZM (New Zealand Order of Merit) , (born 29 December 1962), is a retired New Zealand footballer (Association football), who played as a striker (Forward (association football)). He spent most of his professional career in Germany with Werder Bremen (SV Werder Bremen), winning a total of six titles. He also appeared for the New Zealand national team (New Zealand national football team) in its first FIFA World Cup participation, in 1982 (1982 FIFA World Cup). He was named the Oceania Footballer of the Century (Oceania Footballer of the Year#Other Oceania Awards) by the Oceania Football Confederation. Gregor is married to a New Zealand actress Simone Kessell. They have one son, Jack, who was born in January 2005 in Los Angeles. Walling was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the village of Bickleigh in Devon, England. When she was 14 years old she emigrated to New Zealand and three years later moved with her family to Melbourne, Victoria (Victoria, Australia), Australia. '''Otematata''' is a village in the Waitaki District of South Canterbury and North Otago in New Zealand's South Island. It is defined as a "populated area less than a town" Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand


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- Anime News Network publisher Anime News Network date February 4, 2003 accessdate May 21, 2008 Some of the show's original depictions of mature content including violence, sexual humor, and coarse language, as well as some controversial cultural discrepancies were edited out (Editing of anime in American distribution) for broadcast.


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at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center. Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand

New Zealand

'''New Zealand''' ( south of the Pacific island areas (Pacific Islands) of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity (Biodiversity of New Zealand) of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

Polynesians settled New Zealand in 1250–1300 CE and developed a distinctive Māori culture. Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer, was the first European to sight New Zealand in 1642 CE. History of New Zealand. Newzealand.com. In 1840, representatives of the British Crown and Māori Chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, making New Zealand a British colony (Colony of New Zealand). Today, the majority of New Zealand's population (New Zealanders) of 4.5 million is of European descent (New Zealand European); the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. Reflecting this, New Zealand's culture (Culture of New Zealand) is mainly derived from Māori and early British settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration (Immigration to New Zealand). The official languages are English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language, with English predominant. The country's economy was historically dominated by the export of wool, but exports of dairy products, meat, and wine, along with tourism, are more significant today.

Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament (Parliament of New Zealand), while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet (Cabinet of New Zealand), led by the Prime Minister (Prime Minister of New Zealand), who is currently John Key. Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth II) is the country's head of state and is represented by a Governor-General (Governor-General of New Zealand). In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils (Regions of New Zealand) and 67 territorial authorities (Territorial authorities of New Zealand) for local government purposes. The Realm of New Zealand also includes Tokelau (a dependent territory); the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing states in free association (Associated state) with New Zealand); and the Ross Dependency, which is New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica (territorial claims in Antarctica). New Zealand is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Pacific Islands Forum and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

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