|Maori name:||Aotearoa (= land of the white cloud)|
|Borders:||no direct borders; surrounded by sea (South Pacific)|
|Currency:||New Zealand Dollar|
|Official languages:||English, Maori|
|Nationality / People:||A person of New Zealand nationality is a New Zealander.|
|Local time:||05:58 NZST (Saturday, 21st January 2017)|
Other interesting facts:
The country's nearest neighbour is Australia, which lies more than 1,600 km northwest of New Zealand. New Zealand comprises two main islands (North Island and South Island) and a number of small islands, some of which are hundreds of kilometres from the main islands.