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Mount Taranaki

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Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia - The World Factbook

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Particulars for New Zealand:
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: New Zealander
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 2

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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

Faces in the water Book Janet Frame
Heavenly Creatures Film Peter Jackson "Heavenly Creatures" was shot on location in Christchurch, set 1952 to 1954
I Got You Song Split Enz Neil Finn "Split Enz" band members met at Auckland University
Sleeping Dogs (film) Film "Sleeping Dogs" was filmed and is set in New Zealand
The Fellowship of the Ring Book J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit Book J R R Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings Book Series J R R Tolkien
The Return of the King Book J R R Tolkien
The Two Towers Book J R R Tolkien
The Whale Rider Book Witi Ihimaera Eight-year-old Kahu is a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand.

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