New Zealand Country Information
Aotearoa: Land of the Long White Cloud - New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere. It spans 1600 km from north to south and is approximately 2250km east of Australia. It is made up of the North Island, the South Island, Stewart Island and various small islands surrounding. It is similar in area to Japan and the United Kingdom. It has a wide range of climates.
New Zealand has a population of approximately 4.385 million people with the official languages being English and Maori.
The National plant of New Zealand is the Pohutukawa and the National bird is the Kiwi.
New Zealand is an island nation situated in the South Pacific. It is located in the Pacific Ocean to the east of Australia.
New Zealand is 12 hours behind GMT.
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