New Zealand Abbreviations

NZ is the abbreviation for New Zealand, the 75th largest country in the world. New Zealand is a country located in Oceania, bordering 3 countries – New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Major cities include Auckland (population: 417,899), Wellington (population: 381,889), Christchurch (population: 363,915), Manukau (population: 361,989), Waitakere (population: 208,089), Hamilton (population: 152,630), Dunedin (population: 114,336), Tauranga (population: 110,327), Lower Hutt (population: 101,183), and Palmerston North (population: 75,985).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Wellington
  • Language: English, Māori
  • Area: 268,021 km2
  • Population: 4,976,421
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar ($) (NZD)
  • Time zone: UTC+12
  • Calling code: 64
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: NZ
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: NZL
  • Internet TLD: .nz
  • State Government Website: http://newzealand.com

Map of New Zealand

List of New Zealand Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about New Zealand are NZ which stands for New Zealand and NZD which means New Zealand dollar (New Zealand currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to New Zealand, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

NZ: New Zealand

Abbreviation Meaning
ARMCANZ Agriculture and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand
ANZ Air New Zealand
NZL Air New Zealand Limited
NZ Air New Zealand Limited
AFNZRB American Federation of New Zealand Rabbit Breeders
ABCA American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Armies’ Program
ATNZ Apprentice Training New Zealand
ANZ Archaeology in New Zealand
AFLANZ Armed Forces Law Association of New Zealand
AMANZ Arts Medicine Aotearoa New Zealand
ANZJMC ASEAN New Zealand Joint Management Committee
ATANZ Assistive Technology Alliance New Zealand
AFMA Associate Fellow of the Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand
ASB Associate of the New Zealand Speech Board
AREINZ Associate of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand
AAPNZ Association of Administrative Professionals New Zealand
ANZA Association of New Zealand Advertisers, Inc.
ALASKA Auckland, New Zealand
AK Auckland, New Zealand
AKLS Auckland, New Zealand – Auckland International Airport
AKL Auckland, New Zealand – Auckland International Airport
ANZAK Australia & New Zealand Association of Kuwait
ANZ Australia and New Zealand
ANZATSA Australia and New Zealand Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
ANZ Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
ANZDATA Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry
ANZSBT Australia and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion
ANZCERTA Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement
ANZBEG Australia New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group
ANZTSR Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research
ANZA Australia, New Zealand and Asia
ANZUS Australia, New Zealand, & United States
ANZAS Australia, New Zealand, American Society
ANZRC Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
AANZA Australian American New Zealand Association
ANZASA Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association
ANZAK Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
ANZAC Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
ANZA Australian and New Zealand Association
ANZAAB Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers Limited
ANZAPS Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools
ANZCCJ Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
ANZCA Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
ANZCCART Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching
ANZCA Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Ltd.
ANZECC Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council
ANZED Australian and New Zealand Esperanto Dictionary
ANZFAC Australian and New Zealand Fisheries and Aquaculture Council
ANZICS Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society
ANZMRC Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council
ANZMEC Australian and New Zealand Minerals and Energy Council
ANZPA Australian and New Zealand Psychodrama Association
ANZSLA Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association
ANZUA Australian And New Zealand Unitarian Association
ANZCTR Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry
ANZCA Australian New Zealand Communication Association
ANZFA Australian New Zealand Food Authority
ANZTC Australian New Zealand Telehealth Committee
ANZCER Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations agreement
ANZUS Australia-New Zealand-United States Security Treaty
BNZ Bank of New Zealand
BHE Blenheim New Zealand
BHNZ Boots Healthcare New Zealand
BNZTC British New Zealand Trade Council
BCNZ Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand
CSNZ Cancer Society of New Zealand
CSNZ Chartered Secretaries New Zealand
CHC Christchurch, New Zealand – International
CSNZ Christian Surfers New Zealand
CCCNZ Citroën Car Club of New Zealand, Inc.
CAANZ Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
CINZ Claddings Institute of New Zealand
CLANZ Clinical Leaders Association of New Zealand
CNZ Club New Zealand
CAANZ Communication Agencies Association of New Zealand
CLANZ Community Learning Aotearoa New Zealand
CNZM Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit
CINZ Computers in New Zealand Schools
CSNZ Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand
CINZ Consumers’ Institute of New Zealand, Inc.
CINZ Conventions & Incentives New Zealand
CLANZ Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand
CSNZ Counter-Strike New Zealand
CNZ Creative New Zealand
CINZ Culinary Institute of New Zealand
CBAFF Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand
DNZ Diabetes New Zealand Inc.
DUD Dunedin, New Zealand – Momona
EDANZ Economic Development Agencies of New Zealand
EDANZ Economic Development Association of New Zealand
EDANZ Editing Australia New Zealand
ENZ Education New Zealand
ENZ EFTPOS New Zealand
ENZ Electrical New Zealand Limited
EMANZE Emergency Management in Australia, New Zealand and Europe
ENZ Enabling New Zealand
ENZ Experience New Zealand Travel, Ltd.
FTAANZ Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand
FPNZ Family Parks New Zealand
FFNZ Federated Farmers of New Zealand
FAMA Fellow of the Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand
FOCNZ Fiat Owners Club New Zealand
FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand
FTNZ Food Technology in New Zealand
FSANZ Free Ski Association of New Zealand
FINZ Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
FPSNZ Future Problem Solving New Zealand
GRINZ Genealogical Research Institute of New Zealand
GIS Gisborne, New Zealand
GNZ Glaucoma New Zealand
GNZ Gliding New Zealand
GNZ Government of New Zealand
GNZTR Great New Zealand Touring Route
GNZTR Great New Zealand Trail Ride
GRINZ Group of Remarkable Imagemakers of New Zealand
HFNZ Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand
HLZ Hamilton, New Zealand – Hamilton
HRC Health Research Council of New Zealand
HNZ Hogwarts New Zealand
HKKS Hokitika, New Zealand – Hokitika
HKK Hokitika, New Zealand – Hokitika
HRINZ Human Resources Institute of New Zealand
IFNZ Immigration for New Zealand Limited
INZ Immigration New Zealand
IDFNZ Immune Deficiencies Foundation of New Zealand
ITOC Inbound Tour Operators Council of New Zealand
INZ Incubators New Zealand
IPAC Independent Practitioners Association Council of New Zealand
ISCNZ Information Systems Conference of New Zealand
IPNANZ Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand
INZA International New Zealand Artists
INZ Investment New Zealand
INZ Ironman New Zealand
IYANZ Iyengar Yoga Association of New Zealand
JNZBC Japan/New Zealand Business Council
JASANZ Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand
JANZSSA Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association
JRASN Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand
KAT Kaitaia, New Zealand – Kaitaia
KNZ Karate New Zealand
KNZ Kiwifruit New Zealand
LIANZ Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand
LGNZ Local Government New Zealand
MONZA Marcos Owners New Zealand Australia
MNZS Maritime New Zealand
MNZ Maritime New Zealand
MNZS Meat New Zealand
MNZ Meat New Zealand
MRINZ Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
MMA Member of the Marketing Association of Australia & New Zealand
MFN Milford Sound, New Zealand
MSSANZ Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
MPDANZ Motion Picture Distributors Association of New Zealand
MNZS Motorcycling New Zealand
MNZ Motorcycling New Zealand
MSSNZ Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand
NLNZ National Library of New Zealand
NNCNZ National Nematode Collection of New Zealand
NFP Natural Family Planning Association of New Zealand
NSN Nelson, New Zealand – Nelson
NNZ Netball New Zealand
NLNZBA Netherlands New Zealand Business Association
NPL New Plymouth, New Zealand – New Plymouth
NZ New Zealand
ZK New Zealand
NZARA New Zealand Absolute Return Association
NZAS New Zealand Academy of Studies
NZA New Zealand Accommodation
NZAA New Zealand Accordion Association
NZAS New Zealand Acoustical Society
NZAPHR New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights
NZAR New Zealand Administrative Reports
NZAS New Zealand Adventure Specialists
NZALPA New Zealand Air Line Pilots Association
NZAX New Zealand Alternative Market
NZAS New Zealand Aluminum Smelters Ltd
NZAASF New Zealand American Association of San Francisco
NZASROF New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire expedition
NZAA New Zealand Angus Association
NZAP New Zealand Antarctic Programme
NZARP New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditions
NZAA New Zealand Arboricultural Association, Inc.
NZAA New Zealand Archaeological Association
NZAP New Zealand Archery Products
NZA New Zealand Army
NZAG New Zealand Art Guild
NZAEE New Zealand Association for Environmental Education
NZAGC New Zealand Association for Gifted Children
NZAPT New Zealand Association for Psychological Type
NZACT New Zealand Association of Classical Teachers
NZAE New Zealand Association of Economists
NZAG New Zealand Association of Gerontology
NZAH New Zealand Association of Hairdressers
NZANLP New Zealand Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Inc.
NZAP New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
NZAS New Zealand Association of Scientists
NZA New Zealand Auckland
NZAS New Zealand Audiological Society
NZAK New Zealand Auto Knitter
NZAA New Zealand Autogyro Association
NZAA New Zealand Automobile Association
NZBA New Zealand Bar Association
NZBA New Zealand Basketball Association
NZBA New Zealand Biotechnology Association
NZB New Zealand Black
NZBC New Zealand Black Caps
NZBXW New Zealand Black x New Zealand White
NZBC New Zealand Blogging Corporation
NZBMDR New Zealand Bone Marrow Donor Registry
NZBC New Zealand Book Council
NZBC New Zealand Born Chinese
NZB New Zealand Breweries Ltd.
NZBA New Zealand Broadcasting Authority
NZBB New Zealand Broadcasting Board
NZBC New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation
NZBC New Zealand Building Code
NZBTU New Zealand Building Trades Union
NZBL New Zealand Bus Limited
NZBR New Zealand Business Roundtable
NZCC New Zealand Cadet Corps
NZCB New Zealand Canary Breeder
NZCPA New Zealand Canoe Polo Association
NZCP New Zealand Car Parts
NZCR New Zealand Car Rental
NZCX New Zealand Carbon Exchange
NZCC New Zealand Career College
NZCPS New Zealand Carnivorous Plant Society
NZCCM New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine
NZCEE New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics
NZCP New Zealand Centre for Photography
NZCPA New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture
NZCH New Zealand Champion
NZCI New Zealand Chatham Islands
NZCA New Zealand Chefs Association Inc.
NZCIC New Zealand Chemical Industry Council
NZCC New Zealand Chestnut Council
NZCP New Zealand Children’s Press
NZCA New Zealand Chiropractic Association
NZC New Zealand Chocolate
NZCPS New Zealand Christian Pacifist Society
NZCSC New Zealand Classic Scooter Club
NZCC New Zealand Clearwater Crayfish Ltd.
NZCSC New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
NZCPS New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement
NZCRA New Zealand Coffee Roasters Association
NZCB New Zealand College of Business
NZCCM New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine
NZCC New Zealand College of Chiropractic
NZCM New Zealand College of Midwives
NZCP New Zealand College of Pharmacists
NZCP New Zealand College of Physiotherapy
NZCRA New Zealand Collision Repair Association
NZCC New Zealand Commerce Commission
NZC New Zealand Company
NZC New Zealand Computer
NZCC New Zealand Computer Club, Inc.
NZCS New Zealand Computer Society
NZCS New Zealand Computing Solutions Ltd
NZCS New Zealand Concrete Society
NZC New Zealand Connections
NZCA New Zealand Conservation Authority
NZCIC New Zealand Construction Industry Council
NZCA New Zealand Continence Association Inc.
NZCBA New Zealand Contract Bridge Association
NZCB New Zealand Convention Bureau
NZCA New Zealand Cooperatives Association
NZCA New Zealand Copyright Act
NZCSC New Zealand Core Services Committee
NZCS New Zealand Corps of Signals
NZCCSS New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services
NZCH New Zealand Council of Homeopaths
NZCSC New Zealand Council of Shopping Centres
NZCI New Zealand Crash Investigators
NZCU New Zealand Credit Union
NZC New Zealand Cricket
NZCB New Zealand Cricket Board
NZCPA New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association
NZCS New Zealand Cryonics Society
NZCA New Zealand Curling Association
NZCS New Zealand Customs Service
NZCP New Zealand Cycleway Project
NZDF New Zealand Dairy Foods
NZDGBA New Zealand Dairy Goat Breeders Association
NZDT New Zealand Daylight Saving Time
NZDA New Zealand Deaf Association
NZDA New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association
NZDF New Zealand Defence Force
NZDA New Zealand Dental Association
NZDA New Zealand Design Archives
NZDA New Zealand Dietetic Association
NZDIS New Zealand Distributed Information Systems
NZDF New Zealand Diversity Forum
NZDWFC New Zealand Doctor Who Fanclub
NZD New Zealand Dollar
NZDSA New Zealand Down Syndrome Association
NZDF New Zealand Drillers Federation
NZDF New Zealand Drug Foundation
NZES New Zealand Ecological Society, Inc.
NZEC New Zealand Education Centre
NZES New Zealand Election Study
NZEC New Zealand Electricity Commission
NZEEA New Zealand Electricity Engineers Association
NZEUR New Zealand Emission Unit Register
NZES New Zealand Employment Service
NZES New Zealand Energy Strategy
NZE New Zealand English
NZES New Zealand Ergonomics Society
NZX New Zealand Exchange
NZEB New Zealand Export Books
NZFFA New Zealand Farm Forestry Association
NZFFA New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers
NZFMM New Zealand Federation of Meccano Modellers
NZF New Zealand First
NZFIB New Zealand Fishing Industry Board
NZF New Zealand Flatworm
NZFDA New Zealand Flygility Dog Association
NZFDA New Zealand Flying Disc Association
NZFI New Zealand Food Industries Limited
NZFR New Zealand Food Regulations
NZFSA New Zealand Food Safety Authority
NZF New Zealand Football
NZFR New Zealand Forest Research
NZFOE New Zealand Futures and Options Exchange
NZFE New Zealand Futures Exchange
NZGM New Zealand Gallantry Medal
NZGS New Zealand Gallantry Star
NZGS New Zealand Gaming Survey
NZGT New Zealand Gardens Trust
NZGA New Zealand Garrison Artillery
NZG New Zealand Gazette
NZGH New Zealand General Hospital
NZGH New Zealand Genetically Hypertensive
NZG New Zealand Geographer
NZGC New Zealand Geographic Conference
NZGS New Zealand Geotechnical Society
NZGA New Zealand Geothermal Association
NZGS New Zealand Geriatrics Society
NZGA New Zealand Gliding Association
NZGS New Zealand Go Society
NZG New Zealand Golf
NZGA New Zealand Golf Association
NZGN New Zealand Golf Network
NZGO New Zealand Government Online
NZGR New Zealand Government Railways
NZGS New Zealand Government Stock
NZGM New Zealand Greenshell Mussel
NZGH New Zealand Group Holdings
NZGG New Zealand Guidelines Group
NZHS New Zealand Health Survey
NZHTA New Zealand Health Technology Assessment
NZH New Zealand Herald
NZHA New Zealand Hereford Association
NZHPT New Zealand Historic Places Trust
NZHA New Zealand Historical Association
NZHTA New Zealand History Teachers’ Association
NZHL New Zealand Home Loans
NZHRA New Zealand Hot Rod Association, Inc.
NZHO New Zealand Hotels Online
NZHS New Zealand Hydrological Society
NZID New Zealand in Depth
NZL New Zealand In Sports Listings
NZI New Zealand Institute
NZIHM New Zealand Institute of Health Management
NZILA New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects
NZIMLS New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science
NZIW New Zealand Institute of Welding
NZI New Zealand Insurance
NZILA New Zealand Insurance Law Associates
NZIBA New Zealand International Beer Awards
NZI New Zealand International Sevens
NZIJ New Zealand Investment Journal
NZJA New Zealand Journal of Archaeology
NZJAS New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
NZJCHS New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science
NZJM New Zealand Journal of Mathematics
NZJP New Zealand Journal of Photography
NZJP New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy
NZJP New Zealand Journal of Psychology
NZJTO New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation
NZKF New Zealand Kaipara Flats
NZKR New Zealand Karaoke Room
NZKF New Zealand Kendo Federation
NZKI New Zealand Kindergartens Incorporated
NZKS New Zealand King Salmon
NZKM New Zealand Knowledge Management
NZL New Zealand Lacrosse
NZLC New Zealand Law Commission
NZLR New Zealand Law Reports
NZLC New Zealand Libraries’ Catalogue
NZLC New Zealand Life Care
OY New Zealand Life Insurance Stamp
NZLD New Zealand Link Design
NZLD New Zealand Links Directory
NZLC New Zealand Lotteries Commission
NZME New Zealand Major Events
NZMA New Zealand Management Academies
NZMC New Zealand Maori Council
NZMTC New Zealand Maori Tourism Council
NZMG New Zealand Map Grid
NZMI New Zealand Maritime Index
NZMS New Zealand Maritime School
NZMG New Zealand Masters Games
NZMS New Zealand Masters Swimming
NZMS New Zealand Mathematical Society, Inc.
NZMC New Zealand Mathematics Colloquium
NZMM New Zealand Mathematics Magazine
NZMT New Zealand Mean Time
NZMA New Zealand Medical Association
NZMC New Zealand Medical Corps
NZMI New Zealand Medical Imaging
NZMJ New Zealand Medical Journal
NZM New Zealand Merino Company Ltd.
NZMS New Zealand Meteorological Service
NZMS New Zealand Microbiological Society
NZMA New Zealand Milk
NZMI New Zealand Milk Indonesia
NZMP New Zealand Milk Products
NZME New Zealand Ministry for the Environment
NZMF New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries
NZMR New Zealand Mopar Registry
NZMF New Zealand Mortgage Finance
NZMB New Zealand Motor Bodies
NZMR New Zealand Mounted Rifles
NZMS New Zealand Mud Snail
NZM New Zealand Music
NZMM New Zealand Music Month
NHC New Zealand National Health Committee
NZNP New Zealand National Party
NZNSCV New Zealand National Survey of Crime Victims
NZNH New Zealand Natural History
NZNMA New Zealand Natural Medicine Association
NZNS New Zealand Navy
NZN New Zealand Navy
NZNDTA New Zealand Non Destructive Testing Association
NZO New Zealand Obese
NZOT New Zealand Ocean Technology Ltd.
NZOI New Zealand Oceanographic Institute
NZOG New Zealand Oil and Gas
NZOA New Zealand Olive Association
NZOI New Zealand Olympiad in Informatics, Inc
NZOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
NZOSM New Zealand Operational Service Medal
NZOM New Zealand Order of Merit
NZOA New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
NZOIA New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association
NZOP New Zealand Overseas Petroleum
NZPTC New Zealand Pacific Training Centre
NZPU New Zealand Pacific Union
NZPA New Zealand Parachute Association, Inc.
NZPF New Zealand Parachute Federation
NZPA New Zealand Parking Association
NZP New Zealand Permanent Resident
NZPT New Zealand Permanent Trustees, Ltd.
NZPA New Zealand Petanque Association
NZP New Zealand Pharmaceuticals
NZPF New Zealand Philatelic Federation
NZPA New Zealand Pistol Association
NZPT New Zealand Planning Tribunal Decision
NZPF New Zealand Playcentre Federation
NZPA New Zealand Players’ Association
NZPA New Zealand Police Association
NZPF New Zealand Police Force
NZPA New Zealand Polo Association
NZPA New Zealand Ports Authority
NZP New Zealand Post
NZPIL New Zealand Post International Ltd.
NZPA New Zealand Postal Agency
NZPA New Zealand Press Association
NZPM New Zealand Prime Minister
NZPF New Zealand Principals’ Federation
NZPA New Zealand Privacy Act
NZVCA New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Inc.
NZPW New Zealand Pro Wrestling
NZPFU New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union
NZPF New Zealand Professional Florists
NZPHO New Zealand Public Health Observatory
NZQA New Zealand Qualifications Authority
NZQW New Zealand Quality Waters Ltd.
NZRTS New Zealand Radio Training School
NZRG New Zealand Radioscience Group
NZRA New Zealand Rafting Association
NZRL New Zealand Rail Limited
NZR New Zealand Railways
NZRCR New Zealand Railways Corporation Restructuring Act
NZRA New Zealand Recreation Association
NZR New Zealand Red
NZRC New Zealand Refining Company
NZRA New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc.
NZRO New Zealand Register of Osteopaths
NZRA New Zealand Rehabilitation Association, Inc.
NZRC New Zealand Resuscitation Council
NZRA New Zealand Retailers Association
NZRT New Zealand Retirement Trust
NZRA New Zealand Rheumatology Association
NZRA New Zealand Rocketry Association
NZRAF New Zealand Royal Air Force
NZRL New Zealand Rugby League
NZRU New Zealand Rugby Union
NZSC New Zealand Safety Council
NZSC New Zealand School Certificate
NZSD New Zealand School of Dance
NZS New Zealand Search
NZSC New Zealand Securities Commission
NZSIS New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
NZS New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd.
NZSJ New Zealand Slavonic Journal
NZSC New Zealand Society of Cytology
NZSG New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology
NZSG New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc
NZSG New Zealand Society of Gunsmiths Inc
NZSP New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists, Inc.
NZSP New Zealand Society of Potters
NZSC New Zealand Staff Corps
NZS New Zealand Standard
NZST New Zealand Standard Time
NZE New Zealand Stock Exchange
NZSX New Zealand Stock Market
NZSP New Zealand Storm Petrel
NZS New Zealand Superannuation Fund
NZSC New Zealand Supercomputer Centre
NZTA New Zealand Taekwondo Alliance
NZTA New Zealand Tanners’ Association
NZTM New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing
NZTR New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing
NZT New Zealand Time
NZTUS New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey
NZTO New Zealand Tourism Online
NZTS New Zealand Tourism Strategy
NZTE New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
NZTA New Zealand Transport Agency
NZTS New Zealand Transport Strategy
NZTM New Zealand Transverse Mercator
NZTCV New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers
NZTA New Zealand Trustees Association
NZU New Zealand Ultimate
NZU New Zealand Underwater Association, Inc.
NZUAAU New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit
NZU New Zealand University
NZVA New Zealand Veterinary Association
NZVT New Zealand Video Tours
NZVR New Zealand Virus Report
NZWP New Zealand War Pensions
NZWS New Zealand Waste Strategy
NZWWA New Zealand Water and Wastes Association
NZWP New Zealand Water Polo
NZW New Zealand White
NZWB New Zealand White Breed
NZWEA New Zealand Wind Energy Association
NZWF New Zealand Wine Fund
NZWS New Zealand Wine Society
NZW New Zealand Winegrowers
NZWS New Zealand Wines and Spirits
NZWB New Zealand Wool Board
NZW New Zealand Wrestling
NZWG New Zealand Writers Guild
NZY New Zealand Yachts
NZNP New Zealand, New Plymouth
NZSP New Zealand-South Pacific
OTBNZ Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
ORANZ Offroad Association of New Zealand
ONZ Order of New Zealand
OCNZ Osteopathic Council of New Zealand
OFPANZ Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand
OCNZ Overseas Council New Zealand
PMR Palmerston North, New Zealand – Palmerstown North
PNZ Paralympics New Zealand
PGNZI Pipfruit Growers New Zealand Inc.
PNZ Pipfruit New Zealand Inc.
PNZ Pistol New Zealand
PCNZM Principal Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit
QHNZ Quality Health New Zealand
ZQN Queenstown, New Zealand – Frankton
QV Quotable Value New Zealand, Ltd
RNZ Radio New Zealand Ltd
RIANZ Recording Industry Association of New Zealand Inc
RSRB Relationships Bill (New Zealand)
RMANZ Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand
RBNZ Reserve Bank of New Zealand
RTNZ Round Table New Zealand
RANZCR Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
RNZ Royal New Zealand
RNZAF Royal New Zealand Air Force
RNZAFA Royal New Zealand Air Force Association
RNZAMC Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps
RNZCGP Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
RNZN Royal New Zealand Navy
RNZPC Royal New Zealand Police College
SCNZ Save the Children New Zealand
SCANZ Science Communicators Association of New Zealand
SFFANZ Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand
SMANZFL Senior Managers of Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories
SCNZ Shipping Corporation of New Zealand
SLIANZ Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand
SCNZ Sister Cities New Zealand
SRNZ Ski Racing New Zealand
SCNZ soc.culture.new-zealand
STANZ Social Tonics Association of New Zealand
SCANZ Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand
STANZ Society of Technical Analysts of New Zealand
SNZ Softball New Zealand
SCANZ Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand
SNZ Speedway New Zealand
SCNZ Spiritualist Church of New Zealand
SNZ Standards New Zealand
SNZ Statistics New Zealand
SCANZ Supply Chain Association of New Zealand
SCANZ Surface Coatings Association New Zealand
SNZ Swimming New Zealand
TNZ Taekwondo New Zealand
TUO Taupo, New Zealand – Taupo
TRG Tauranga, New Zealand – Tauranga
TENZ Technology Education New Zealand
NZT Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Ltd.
TNZ Telecom New Zealand
TENZ Telecommunications Exporters of New Zealand
TNZCEP Thailand-New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership
TNSNZ The Natural Step New Zealand
TOPNZ The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
TIA Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand
TNZ Transit New Zealand
UNZ United New Zealand
UBINZ Universal Basic Income New Zealand
USNZ University Sport New Zealand
VTNZ Vehicle Testing New Zealand
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
VNZ Volleyball New Zealand
VNZ Volunteering New Zealand
WNZ Wanganui, New Zealand
WSNZ Water Safety New Zealand
WDNZ Web Designers of New Zealand
WLGS Wellington, New Zealand – International
WLG Wellington, New Zealand – International
WSZ Westport, New Zealand – Westport
WNZ Whangarei, New Zealand
WRE Whangarei, New Zealand – Whangarei
WNZ Windsurfing New Zealand
WONZ Wools of New Zealand
WPNZ Workers Party of New Zealand
YNZ Yachting New Zealand
YFCNZ Youth for Christ New Zealand Inc.
ZWNZ Zero Waste New Zealand

Geography

New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, and several smaller islands. Sørøya is the largest, and here is also the mountain range The Southern Alps. About a quarter of the country’s population lives there.

New Zealand is part of a volcanic island belt around the Pacific Ocean. On the North Island there are volcanoes, warm lakes and geysers; this indicates that there are still movements in the earth’s crust. New Zealand experiences about 14,000 earthquakes each year, some of which are powerful.

Due to its long isolation from the rest of the world, New Zealand has a unique flora and fauna. This is threatened today by a proliferation of alien species on the islands. The climate in New Zealand varies from cold and humid to dry and subtropical.

History

The first people arrived in New Zealand between the years 800-1200 AD They immigrated from the islands of eastern Polynesia, developed their own culture, and are today known as Maoris. The first known European to come to the islands was the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1642.

Europeans did not return to the islands until 120 years later, when British explorer Captain Cook mapped almost the entire coast. At the beginning of the 19th century British traders, whalers, adventurers and missionaries came and settled among the Moors. There were contradictions between the residents and the immigrants.

To protect British interests and control the development, London sent a representative (magistrate) to New Zealand in 1832. Eight years later, the Moors recognized the country as a British colony through the Waitangi Agreement. In return, the British were to protect the Moors and guarantee their right to land. Most of the Maori rulers submitted to Queen Victoria’s rule, but brutal repression began and the fighting lasted for over 30 years. In 1852, New Zealand became a government of its own, and in 1907 an independent state in the British Commonwealth. In 1947, the country became completely independent from the United Kingdom.

Society and politics

New Zealand is still a member of the British Commonwealth, and the British Queen is the country’s head of state. She is represented by a Governor General. The form of government is parliamentary, so that the prime minister is the country’s real political leader, and power lies with parliament, which is elected every three years. From these, a government with about 20 ministers is appointed.

There is no written constitution. Politics has traditionally been dominated by the National Party and the Social Democratic Labor Party. An important political issue is the Maori claim for compensation for land and fishing rights they lost when the British colonized the country.

The UN has criticized New Zealand for its low criminal age. Children down to 10 years can be convicted of murder, and other crimes can be punished by the person who committed it is 14 years.

Economics and Commerce

New Zealand has a small and open economy. Exports of goods such as meat, dairy products, forest products, fruits, vegetables and wool are an important source of income.

The country has many renewable energy sources, such as hydropower and geothermal heating. The economy is highly dependent on trade, and vulnerable to fluctuations in market prices in Asia, Europe and the United States. In 2008, New Zealand became the first industrialized country to enter into a free trade agreement with China. The country is an attractive tourist destination, and the tourism industry is growing. In addition, New Zealand is known for its film industry.

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