A Touch of New Zealand
Highest Mountains
Cook 3754m
Tasman 3500m
Dampier 3440m
Silberhorn 3279m
  Largest Lakes
Taupo 606 sq.km
Te Anau 344km sq.km
Wakatipu 293km sq.km
Wanaka 192km sq.km
  Longest Rivers
Waikato 425km
Clutha 322km
Wanganui 290km
Taieri 288km
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More NZ Statistics
2009 - Visitors to NZ = approx. 2,482,000
2008 - Approx. 46,000 granted residence in NZ
2006 - Unemployment rate approx 7.3%
75% of pop. live in the North Island
31% approx. live in Auckland
60.5% households access the internet
Av. Density 14 people per sq.km
Current median age 33 years
14.6% of pop. belong to the Maori
    ethnic group
67.6% of pop. belong to the European
    ethnic group
6.9% of pop. are Pacific peoples
80.5% of pop. speak only 1 language
22.9% of pop. born outside NZ
1% of total school pop. foreign students
Currency (floating) $1 = 100c
  $1US = $1.17NZ approx
  $1Euro = $1.60NZ approx

Time Zone GMT +12hrs
  except Summer Time +13hrs

Emergencies Phone 111
Electricity 230/240v, 50 hertz
Area Approx 270,000 sq.km
Population 4,360,000 + people
 Est. 45.5 million sheep
 Est. 9 million dairy & beef cattle
Max. driving speed 100 km.p.h
1987 - Maori & English now official languages
1999 - Helen Clark; NZ's first elected woman PM   

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