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|Date of Independence:|
|26 September 1907|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|75 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|122 of 242 in the World|
New Zealand is an island nation located in the south western Pacific Ocean. The country comprises two main land masses, North Island and South Island, and numerous smaller islands. It nearest neighbours are Australia to the west across the Tasman Sea, and the Pacific islands of New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga to the north.
New Zealand’s two main islands are separated by the Cook Strait. The Southern Alps, a chain of mountains, run most of the length of South Island. The highest peak, Mount Cook reaches 3,754 m (12,316 ft). To the west lies a narrow coastal strip, which becomes a fjord region in the south western tip of the island. To the east of the mountains lies extensive flat pasture land. Off the tip of South Island lies Stewart Island, the largest of the smaller islands of New Zealand. North Island is less mountainous than South Island. It features a central volcanic plateau with three active volcanoes. The highest of these, Mount Raupehu, reaches 2,797 m (9,177 ft) high. The plateau also hosts Lake Taupo, the country’s largest lake, formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. From the east side of the central volcanic plateau, mountain ranges run north-east and south-west. The remainder of North Island is coastal pasture and farm land, with rich volcanic soil.
New Zealand has a total land area of 268,021 sq km (103,483 sq miles) and had a population of 4.47 million in 2013. The main ethnic groups are European 78.0%, Maori 14.6%, Asian 9.2%, and Pacific peoples 6.9%. The capital city is Wellington on North Island.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in New Zealand.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
New Zealand civil aircraft used the registration sequence G-NZAA to G-NZZZ 1919-1929. In 1929 this was replaced by the prefix ZK-xxx, which is still in use. Some microlights and military aircraft have used the ZM-xxx sequence.
All-time New Zealand – civil aircraft register (G-NZaa ZK-aaa ZL-aaa ZM-aaa) [TO BE ADDED].
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Military Air Arms
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the RNZAF or Air New Zealand under charter.
Public Service Aviation
Air New Zealand
Mount Cook Airline
National Airways Corporation
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Micro Aviation NZ
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Air Force World – Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum
Ashburton Aviation Museum
Auckland Institute and Museum
Black Sheep Wing
Classic Flyers Museum
Clydesdale Agricultural Museum
Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust
East Coast Museum of Technology
Ferrymead Aeronautical Society
Museum of Treansport, Technology and Social History
New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum/Alpine Fighter Collection
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
Royal New Zealand Naval Museum
South Canterbury Aviation Hertiage Centre
Southward Museum Trust
Taranaki Aviation, Transport and Technology Museum
Wanaka Transport and Toy Museum
Magazines Guide for New Zealand
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