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New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands and the most notably is Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands. The indigenous Māori named New Zealand Aotearoa, commonly translated as The Land of the Long White Cloud.
The total land area, 268,680 square kilometres a little more than the United Kingdom. The country extends more than 1600km along its main, north-north-east axis, with approximately 15,134 km of coastline. The most significant of the smaller inhabited islands include Stewart Island/ Rakiura; Waiheke Island, in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf; Great Barrier Island, east of the Hauraki Gulf; and the Chatham Islands, named Rēkohu by Moriori.
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New Zealand has a population of about 4.3 million, of which approximately 78% identify with European ethnic groups. New Zealanders of European descent are collectively known as Pākehā; this term generally refers to New Zealanders of European descent but some Māori use it to refer to all non-Māori New Zealanders.
Most European New Zealanders are of British and Irish ancestry, although there has been significant Dutch, Dalmatian, Italian, and German immigration together with indirect European immigration through Australia, North America, South America and South Africa.
Language: English, Maori
Area: 268,680 sq kms
Capital City: Wellington
± GMT: +12 hours
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Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia.
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Australian High Commission New Zealand
72-76 Hobson Street
Telephone: +64 4 473 6411
Fax: +64 4 498 7103
Australian Consulate-General in Auckland, New Zealand
Level 7 Price Water House Coopers Tower
186-194 Quay Street
Telephone +64 9 9218800
Fax +64 9 9218820
New Zealand travel insurance information
The Australian government and Smart Traveller recommend appropriate insurance information if you are travelling overseas and to ensure that you are properly covered with comprehensive travel insurance.
The cost of medical, dental and let alone the inconvenience of the lost luggage can ruin your holiday.
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