New Zealand

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1971

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 6 February

CAPITAL: Wellington

AREA: 271 thousand sq km

EEZ: 2.2 million sq km

POPULATION: 4.7 million (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Maori

CURRENCY: New Zealand dollar

ECONOMY: Agriculture, livestock farming ,manufacturing, services and tourism

STATUS: Constitutional monarchy under HM Queen Elizabeth II

HEAD OF STATE: HM Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor-GeneralHE Lt Gen The Right Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister The Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

WEBSITE: www.beehive.govt.nz

 

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