in the second-five eighth position (Centre (rugby union)) (called inside centre in Europe), but can also cover (outside) centre (Centre (rugby union)) and wing (Wing (rugby union)). '''Ma'a Allan Nonu''' ( ; born 21 May 1982 in Wellington, New Zealand) is a professional rugby union player from New Zealand. Nonu plays for the Blues (Blues (rugby union)) in Super Rugby and All Blacks (New Zealand) internationally. He also plays
for the Wellington Lions in the ITM Cup. He plays in the second-five eighth position (Centre (rugby union)) (called inside centre in Europe), but can also cover (outside) centre (Centre (rugby union)) and wing (Wing (rugby union)). '''Anton David Oliver''' (born 9 September 1975 in Invercargill) is a retired New Zealand rugby union footballer who most recently played professionally for the French second-division (Rugby Pro D2) club Toulon (RC Toulonnais), noted for signing
that was slightly more powerful was ordered from Baldwin, and it entered service in October 1897. The engines were similar to the two members of the N class (NZR N class) ordered in 1891, except they were heavier and more powerful. They were Vauclain (Vauclain compound) compound locomotives. "'''Block Buster!'''" (also sometimes spelt as "Blockbuster") is a popular song by The Sweet (Sweet (band)). Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman (record producer) Mike
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an harmonious series. Modern model Modern welfare programs differed from previous schemes of poverty relief due to their relatively universal coverage. The development of social insurance in Germany under Bismarck was particularly influential. Some schemes were based largely in the development of autonomous, mutualist provision of benefits. Others were founded on state provision. The term was not, however, applied to all states offering social protection. The sociologist T.H. Marshall (Thomas Humphrey Marshall) identified the welfare state as a distinctive combination of democracy, welfare (social welfare) and capitalism. Examples of early welfare states in the modern world are Germany, all of the Nordic Countries, the Netherlands, Uruguay and New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the 1930s. ''Varroa'' were first discovered in Southeast Asia in about 1904, but is now present on all continents except Australia. ''Varroa'' were discovered in the United States in 1987, in New Zealand in 2000, and in the United Kingdom in 1992 (Devon). thumb right Air Vanuatu's ATR 72 (Image:YJAV72.JPG) '''Air Vanuatu''' is an airline with its head office in the Air Vanuatu House, Port Vila (Port Vila, Vanuatu), Vanuatu. "Contact Us." Air Vanuatu. Retrieved on 22 June 2010. "Air Rue de Paris Port Vila, Vanuatu" It is Vanuatu's national flag carrier, operating to Australia, New Zealand and points in the South Pacific (Oceania). Its main base is Bauerfield International Airport, Port Vila. Flight International 27 March 2007 - id "NZ" NZ New Zealand 1974 .nz Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand
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of the Centenary Medal 2003 *'''Mk IV''' - glacis armour was redesigned to improve visibility. *A similar vehicle, known as '''Beaverette (NZ)''', was produced in New Zealand Railways workshops, Hutt
Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Te Papa Tongarewa museum of New Zealand, featuring actual props and costumes used in Peter Jackson's ''The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings film trilogy)'' movies, as well as special effects demonstrations and "making of" documentary videos. The exhibit has developed and changed slightly as it moved from one museum to another; it will presumably continue to travel for several years, but whether or not it will find a permanent home at Museum
to a large colony of gannet (Australasian Gannet)s. Television show events Piha Beach is the setting for a popular New Zealand reality television show. Aptly named "Piha Rescue", it has currently been running for 3 series on TV1 (TV1 (New Zealand)) and features the lives of the surf life savers on Piha Beach. On both 9 and 10 January 2010, Piha Beach was also one of several beach venues around New Zealand for The Edge FM and Coca Cola's Band's on the Beach tour
1946, the light cruiser sped to Mare Island where workmen soon commenced deactivating the ship. Playing career Flower played from his high school days at Vainona High School, Harare, through to most of his career alongside his younger brother Grant Flower. He is considered to be one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen, alongside players such as Australian Adam Gilchrist. articles top-10-wicketkeeper-batsmen-of-all-time.html "Top
passions do run high, and this has caused problems in the past. New Zealand's sporting ties with apartheid-era South Africa were always controversial – twenty-five African nations boycotted the 1976 Montreal Olympics after the All Blacks toured South Africa and the IOC refused to ban New Zealand over it, and then in 1981 when the Springboks toured New Zealand, the country almost erupted in riot when anti-apartheid groups clashed with rugby fans. Holidays The national holidays in New Zealand
''' (''Lagenorhynchus obscurus'') is a dolphin found in coastal waters in the Southern Hemisphere. Its specific epithet (specific name (zoology)) is Latin for "dark" or "dim". It is very closely genetically (genetics) related to the Pacific white-sided dolphin, but current scientific consensus is that they are distinct species. The dolphin's range is patchy with major populations around South America, southwestern Africa, New Zealand and various oceanic islands with some sightings around southern Australia and Tasmania. The dusky dolphin prefers cool currents and inshore waters but can also be found offshore. It feeds on a variety of fish and squid species and has flexible hunting tactics. The dusky dolphin is known for its remarkable acrobatics, having a number of aerial behaviors (Whale_surfacing_behaviour#Breaching.2C_lunging.2C_and_porpoising). The status of the dolphin is unknown but it has been commonly caught in gill nets (gillnet). '''''Oligosoma''''' is a genus of small to medium-sized skinks (family (family (biology)) Scincidae). It is found only in New Zealand and in the Norfolk and Lord Howe groups. It belongs to the ''Eugongylus'' group; the genus ''Bassiana'' appears to be a fairly close relative (Austin & Arnold 2006). In New Zealand the term "villa" is commonly used to describe a style of wooden weatherboard house constructed before WW1 characterised by high ceilings (often 12ft), sash windows, and a long entrance hall. The major Allied (Allies of World War II) participants were the United States, the Republic of China (Republic of China (1912–1949)), the United Kingdom (including the armed forces of British India, the Fiji Islands, Samoa, etc.), Australia, the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the Netherlands (as the possessor of the Dutch East Indies and the western part of New Guinea), New Zealand, and Canada, all of whom were members of the Pacific War Council. Wikipedia:New Zealand Commons:Category:New Zealand Dmoz:Regional Oceania 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.