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Where is New Zealand?

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New Zealand is an independent state in the South Pacific, made up of two main islands and numerous smaller ones. It's indigenous name is Aotearoa. It has a population of around 4 million, a rich and diverse cultural heritage, and plenty of spectacular scenery.

New Zealand has long been at the forefront of technological innovation. This is especially so in the sciences of agriculture, horticulture, forestry, marine biology, etc. However, New Zealand also has one of the most advanced telecommunications networks in the world, one of the largest number of internet users per head of population in the world, and one of the highest number of television channels per head of population in the world.

New Zealand has been widely hailed as an outstanding place to make film and television productions. There are many reasons for this, including the huge variety of locations in a small area, a favourable exchange rate, and abundance of local talent and technical expertise. Many large-scale projects have been undertaken in New Zealand, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings.

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