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Oceania & Pacific Domains: New Zealand (


Important: When entering your search string don't write “www” or the New Zealand domain type, ie. “”. Therefore to search “” enter “bb-online” and nothing else.

The only letters allowed within a domain name are: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9. Spaces are NOT ALLOWED. Registration: registration your New Zealand domain, click here!

.nz is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for New Zealand. It is administered by InternetNZ through its subsidiary, NZ Registry Services, with oversight and dispute resolution handled by the Domain Name Commission Ltd. Registrations are processed via authorised registrars. As of March 2008 there were 324,722 registered .nz domains.

Background Information :


September 2008 estimate 4,280,000 (122nd (2008)) - 2006 census 4,027,947 - Density 15/km2 (204th) 39/sq mi


(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $112.703 billion - Per capita $26,610

National Anthem

"God Defend New Zealand" "God Save the Queen"


Total 268,680 km2 (75th) 103,738 sq mi - Water (%) 2.1

International Dialling Code



New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Population type

78% European/Other 14.6% Maori 9.2% Asian 6.9% Pacific peoples


Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy - Head of State HM Queen Elizabeth II - Governor-General Anand Satyanand - Prime Minister John Key - Speaker Lockwood Smith - Chief Justice Sian Elias Independencefrom the United Kingdom - 1st Parliament 25 May 1854 - Dominion 26 September 1907 - Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931 (adopted 25 November 1947) - Constitution Act 1986 13 December 1986


English (98%) Maoori (4.2%) NZ Sign Language (0.6%)

Time Zone

NZST (UTC+12) - Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13) (Sep to Apr) New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands. The indigenous Maori named New Zealand Aotearoa, commonly translated as The Land of the Long White Cloud. The Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing but in free association); Tokelau; and the Ross Dependency (New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica).

New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation, situated about 2000 km (1250 miles) southeast of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and its closest neighbours to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. During its long isolation New Zealand developed a distinctive fauna dominated by birds, a number of which became extinct after the arrival of humans and the mammals they introduced.

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