New Zealand

General Information, Facts and Statistics

General Information
The BBC country profilesinclude links to relevant BBC coverage, New Zealand newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and an online country timeline. Update information provided.
 The U.S. Department of State offers a detailed country profile on New Zealand. This site focuses on implications for US / US policy.Portals to the World is a service by the Library of Congress (LOC). The site provides collections of annotated website links for every nation as selected by LOC experts. Links are to both government sites as well as outside servers.


Official websites on New Zealand
Das Auswärtige Amt bietet Länderinformationen über Neuseeland, gibt Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise sowie informiert über die Wirtschaftslage und Wirtschaftsstruktur des Landes.
The official website of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The official website of the New Zealand government.


Facts and Statistics
The Country Indicator for Foreign Policy (CIFP) project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. Maintained by Carleton University (Canada).
The International Data Base (IDB) contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Output is displayed in charts and graphs, but can also be modified individually for use in spreadsheets etc. Maintained by the US Census Bureau.
The CIA World Factbook is a reliable, much-quoted resource on basic country statistics. Update information provided.

Geography and Maps

The Perry Castañeda Library Map Collectionoffers a comprehensive collection of maps in various formats (political, thematic, relief, etc.). Maintained by the University of Texas (Austin). Embassy World provides a collection of maps of various countries including New Zealand. The Maps of World site provides both maps of New Zealand and basic information on the country.

News and Media


New Zealand Herald - Auckland-based daily

Dominion-Post - Wellington-based daily

The Press - Christchurch-based daily

The Sunday Star Times - Auckland-based weekly


News Agencies

New Zealand Press Association

Scoop - private



Radio New Zealand - public broadcaster, operates Radio New Zealand National, Radio New Zealand Concert, AM Network

Radio New Zealand International - Radio New Zealand's external service, targeting South Pacific region

Niu FM - national government-funded station for New Zealand's Pacific islander communities

Ruia Mai - Maori-owned, Maori-language

Radio Works - radio group, stations include speech-based Radio Pacific

Radio Network - radio group, stations include Newstalk ZB

The Edge - pop music

Radio Hauraki - rock music

RBG - Rhema Broadcasting Group - operates Christian stations Rhema Radio, Southern Star Network and Life FM

Association of Community Access Broadcasters - chain of non-profit broadcasters



Television New Zealand (TVNZ) - state-owned, operates TV One and entertainment-based TV 2

TV 3 - private network

Prime TV - private network

Sky TV - pay-TV operator

Maori Television - public


General Media Information/ Web Portals

The World Wide Media Guide provides access to Australian newspapers, TV channels and radio stations.

News site, compiling news from a very wide range of different sources, allowing users to quickly and easily find targeted news on the Internet.

Politics, Society and Culture

Political and Legal Situation

The Guide to Law Online by the U.S. Law Library of Congress is an annotated compendium of online sources for legal information including selected links to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics.
Politicalresources.netoffers an index of political sites available on the Internet, sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media.
Wikipedia has an extensive list of political parties in New Zealand.

The official website of the New Zealand Parliament.


Human Rights Situation

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch offer frequent reports on human rights issues in each country.

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices offers a detailed overview of the human rights situation in each country. Submitted annually to Congress by the US Department of State.


The BBC country profiles include an online timeline of each country.

History of Nations is based on information from the US Department of State and highlights each nation's history.

Wikipedia's History of New Zealand.


Colonial Period


Empire Online is an exciting collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Each Section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. (Access only via university network or vpn client)

The Making of the Modern World: full text database providing access to a myriad of historical documents, mostly related to economic and colonial history. (Access only via university network or vpn client)

Religions, Languages and Art