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New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of two large islands and many much smaller islands in the south-western Pacific Ocean. Population about 5 million people, nearly 30 million sheep (not to mention hundreds of unique-to-NZ species of birds, such as the kiwi, and animals, such as the tuatara).

Home of:
"Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy,
America's Cup 1995-2003 (and the skippers who then won it and then held it for the Swiss) then again in 2017 and 2021,
"Horseman of the Century" Mark Todd,
the women's 2000 and 2003 world squash champion,
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, the first slopestyle snowboarder to successfully defend the world championship,
occasionally the Men's Softball and Women's Rugby world champion teams,
the 2008 World Rugby League champions,
the only unbeaten team in the Football World Cup 2010 (scoring more pool points than the world champions did), and
golfers Lydia Ko, Bob Charles and Michael Campbell (winner of the Heineken Classic in 1999 and 2000, European Open in 2002, U.S Open and Masters in 2005);
birthplace of Everest-conqueror Sir Ed Hillary, Helen Clark of the UNDP, Pulitzer-prizewinner Peter Arnett, opera singer Kiri te Kanawa, Oscar-winner Russell Crowe, Keith Urban, Lucy Lawless ("Xena"), two Booker Prize winners, and several Nobel Prize winners, including atom-splitter Ernest Rutherford;
first country to have registered nurses and to give all adult women the vote; and
location of the world's steepest suburban street and the longest curved wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere

Currently the only nation to have won the Rugby World Cup three times and (apart from USA) defended its hold on America's Cup twice.

Elizabeth II is the Queen of New Zealand and is represented in the country by a non-political Governor-General. Political power is held by the Prime Minister who is leader of the Government in the democratically elected Parliament of New Zealand. The monarch's Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue, which are entirely self-governing; Tokelau, which is moving towards self-government; and New Zealand's "protectorate" in Antarctica.


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