One in three New Zealanders lives in or around the city of Auckland.
Call of duty
Rhys Darby, or Murray in Flight of the Conchords, served three years in the New Zealand army.
Less than 5 per cent of the population of New Zealand is human. The rest is made up of animals - one of the highest ratios of animals to humans in the world.
New Zealand was the first major nation to have universal suffrage. In 1893 it became legal for all male and female citizens to vote.
No part of New Zealand is more than 128km from the sea.
- Official Name: New Zealand
- Capital: Wellington
- Population: 4.3 million
- Official Language: English
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar
- Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
- Academic Year
Semester 1: early March to June
Semester 2: late July to late November