The World Factbook: Background: :: 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. 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 ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: New Zealand (/njuːˈziːlənd/; Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fi...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Official WebsitesNew Zealand Parliament...New Zealand Government Directory...New Zealand Government Datasets Online...
Research CentresAgResearch...Environmental Research Institute - Univers...Institute of Environmental Science and Res...
Libraries and ArchivesAlexander Turnbull Library...Auckland City Libraries...Auckland University Technology Library...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Australian Museum...Berndt Museum of Anthropology...
Health and Health ResearchAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Publ...Commonwealth Health Online...Department of Public Health - University o...
List of languages More on Glottolog
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Recordings at Paradisec
Administrative AreasAuckland (Regional Council)
Bay of Plenty (Regional Council)
Canterbury (Regional Council)
Chatham Islands (Territorial Authority)
Gisborne (Regional Council)
Hawke's Bay (Regional Council)
Manawatu-Wanganui (Regional Council)
Marlborough (Unitary Authority)
Nelson (Unitary Authority)
Northland (Regional Council)
Otago (Regional Council)
Southland (Regional Council)
Taranaki (Regional Council)
Waikato (Regional Council)
Wellington (Regional Council)
West Coast (Regional Council)
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