New Zealand

Situated in the south-western Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is an island nation that consists of various small islands and two land masses that is known as the South island and the north Island. Of all the islands in the country, the Chatham Islands and the Stewart Island are two of the most well-known islands. Tonga, Fiji and New Caledonia are the closest neighbors of New Zealand.

Most of the people living in the country are descendents of European people and the largest minority is the indigenous Maori. There are also non-Maori Polynesians and Asians living in New Zealand.

English is the language that most people speak in the country. The fauna and flora of New Zealand are amazing and out of ordinary mainly because of the long isolation of the nation from the other countries and also because of the island biogeography.

The chief export industry of the country has always been agriculture and at present, it still is agriculture. The culture of New Zealand has been influenced solely by the British culture but it has also been influenced by Maori, Australian and American Cultures. Pasifika is the largest Polynesian festival in the world and this festival is held in Auckland every year.

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    Macquarie Island

    Macquarie Island lies in the southwest Pacific Ocean, about half-way between New Zealand and Antarctica. Politically a part of Tasmania, Australia, since 1900, it became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978, and a World Heritage Site in 1997.