New Zealand

Island country in the southwest Pacific Ocean

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and over 700 smaller islands. It is the sixth-largest island country by area, covering 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

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Four people have died as torrential rain continues to hammer New Zealand's largest city, causing flash flooding and landslides.
10 hours ago • Sky News
Footage of Gareth Edwards scoring 'that try' for the Barbarians against New Zealand in 1973 has been digitally remastered - fifty years on.
2 days ago • BBC Sport
It has been called the greatest rugby try ever scored and it came in one of the sport's most memorable matches - the Barbarians v New Zealand is 50 years old.
3 days ago • BBC Sport
England miss out on a place in the Quad Series final as they are beaten 55-45 by New Zealand in Cape Town.
5 days ago • BBC Sport
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill hit centuries in a 212-run opening stand as India beat New Zealand by 90 runs in the third one-day international.
5 days ago • BBC Sport
Chris Hipkins has been chosen to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand's prime minister - and has been sworn in after her shock resignation last week.
5 days ago • Sky News
Freddie Burns, Leicester's match-winner in last season's Premiership final, will leave the club in February to join New Zealand-based Highlanders.
1 week ago • BBC Sport
The New Zealand education minister is set to become the country's next prime minister after Jacinda Ardern resigned from the role.
1 week ago • Sky News
Following their series victory over Jamaica, England prepare to take on Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in the Quad Series in Cape Town.
1 week ago • BBC Sport

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