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Through the provision of imperative, relevant and practical equipment, services and experiences Variety – the Children’s Charity and its supporters serve children who may fall through the cracks of government funding or other aid.
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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less
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The Usher Syndrome Coalition is working to cure the most common cause of combined deafness and blindness.
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New Zealand boasts a rich biodiversity and has a thriving tourism sector based on the sweeping landscapes that characterize the country. Thus, the government and the Ministry of the Environment are very concerned with how climate change will negatively affect the country’s environment and tourism.1 New Zealand has begun developing adaptation and preparation plans in order to minimize the results of climate change.3 Changes include reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing vulnerable communities for effects like rising sea levels.2 Because of New Zealand’s geographic location, the country faces more temperature variability than many other regions of the world. This has caused its famous glaciers to expand and shrink over the years as temperatures rise and fall.3

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A New Zealand library has finally solved the mystery of why some books were going missing from its shelves. See more..
New Zealand Herald 
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says he will be in a position tomorrow afternoon to make "an announcement on the result of negotiations" following the 2017 election. Peters released a statement this evening, saying that he had spoken to the ... See more.. 
New Zealand striker Chris Wood is undoubtedly the current poster-boy of New Zealand football heading into next month's do-or-die 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ play-off against Peru. A record haul for Leeds United last season was followed by a goal at ... See more..
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For decades, Kiwis have been moving across the ditch in search for a better life in Australia. Now they're coming back, reports. A resurgent and ... See more..
Wellington - Warren Gatland on Wednesday said he still hopes to coach in New Zealand, potentially with the All Blacks, despite the hostile reception he received during this year's British and Irish Lions tour. The 54-year-old New Zealander this week ... See more..
New Zealand Herald 
The mayors of two more towns that feature on the satirical 'S**t Towns of New Zealand' Facebook page have hit back at the page's creator with some attacks of their own. After having Putaruru described as a town that "only exists to make Tokoroa feel ... See more..
Pop superstar Pink has announced an extra show in Auckland next year, after pre-sale tickets for her New Zealand shows almost sold out. The 'What About Us' singer is bringing her Beautiful Trauma World Tour here in September 2018, playing one show in ... See more..
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Country still without a government while NZ First leader Winston Peters holds new talks with National party's Bill English and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern. See more..
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New Zealand First is at the business end of making a decision on who to form a government with, MP Mark Patterson says. The party is "98 percent of the way there" on policy discussions and "getting close" to a decision, MPs said this morning. Mark ... See more.. 
Most Kiwis know their home towns intimately, but many don't know their town doesn't have an official name. A recent application to have Featherston's name recognised by the New Zealand Geographic Board raised the question of just how many other cities ... See more..
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Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia

Total 267,710 sq km
Land 267,710 sq km
Water NA

***NOTE*** includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands

temperate with sharp regional contrasts
Natural Resources

natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

earthquakes are common, though usually not severe; volcanic activity

volcanism: significant volcanism on North Island; Ruapehu (elev. 2,797 m), which last erupted in 2007, has a history of large eruptions in the past century; Taranaki has the potential to produce dangerous avalanches and lahars; other historically active volcanoes include Okataina, Raoul Island, Tongariro, and White Island significant volcanism on North Island; Ruapehu (elev. 2,797 m), which last erupted in 2007, has a history of large eruptions in the past century; Taranaki has the potential to produce dangerous avalanches and lahars; other historically active volcanoes include Okataina, Raoul Island, Tongariro, and White Island
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion; native flora and fauna hard-hit by invasive species


New Zealand
4,365,113 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Over the past 20 years the government has transformed New Zealand from an agrarian economy dependent on concessionary British market access to a more industrialized, free market economy that can compete globally. This dynamic growth has boosted real incomes - but left behind some at the bottom of the ladder - and broadened and deepened the technological capabilities of the industrial sector. Per capita income rose for ten consecutive years until 2007 in purchasing power parity terms, but fell in 2008-09. Debt-driven consumer spending drove robust growth in the first half of the decade, helping fuel a large balance of ...See More payments deficit that posed a challenge for economic managers. Inflationary pressures caused the central bank to raise its key rate steadily from January 2004 until it was among the highest in the OECD in 2007-08; international capital inflows attracted to the high rates further strengthened the currency and housing market, however, aggravating the current account deficit. The economy fell into recession before the start of the global financial crisis and contracted for five consecutive quarters in 2008-09. In line with global peers, the central bank cut interest rates aggressively and the government developed fiscal stimulus measures. The economy posted a 2% decline in 2009, but pulled out of recession late in the year, and achieved roughly 2% per year growth in 2010-12. Nevertheless, key trade sectors remain vulnerable to weak external demand. The government plans to raise productivity growth and develop infrastructure, while reining in government spending. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$134.2 billion (2012 est.); $130.8 billion (2011 est.); $129 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 14.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 16% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

dairy products, lamb and mutton; wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables; wool, beef; fish

food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining