Tourist Overview: New Zealand runs roughly north-south with mountain ranges down much of its length. Comparable in size and/or shape to Great Britain, Colorado or Japan, New Zealand has a population of only 4 million, making it one of the world's least crowded countries. It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation as well as a playground for thrill-seekers and adventurers. A temperate climate with relatively small seasonal variation makes it a year-round holiday destination. New Zealand's spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. New Zealand's separation from other land masses for more than 100 million years has allowed many ancient plants and animals to survive and evolve in isolation. Complementing the unique flora and fauna is a landscape that contains an unrivalled variety of landforms.
In a couple of days' drive it is possible to see everything from mountain ranges to sandy beaches, lush rainforests, glaciers and fiords and active volcanoes. Wellington is the capital city, and is located at the extreme southern tip of the North Island. Increasingly referred to by locals as "Wellywood" due to the huge success of film director Peter Jackson [Lord of the Rings Trilogy], Wellington regularly plays host to international films stars. The capital also boasts a symphony orchestra, opera house, several live theatres, the excellent Embassy Cinema and the national museum Te Papa. There are also regular daily ferry services to the South Island.
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Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia
Size: about the size of Colorado, United States of America
Climate: temperate with sharp regional contrasts
Terrain: predominately mountainous with some large coastal plains
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Regions: New Zealand is divided into the following regions: Chatham Islands Cook Islands Niue North Island South Island Stewart Island Tokelau
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Another great result was seen across Sydney real estate auctions last weekend, the clearance rate reached above 70 per cent for the third consecutive week.
||Interest rate unchanged Down Under|
The Australian property market got off to a good start at the beginning of the year which no doubt prompted the Reserve Bank to leave the cash rate unchanged at 3 per cent.
||Melbourne home buyers out in force|
Following the excellent results of last weekend’s property auctions local property experts believe the Melbourne real estate market is on the mend.
||House price recovery edges forward Down Under|
Despite a slight fall of 0.5 per cent in the final quarter figures for new home lending for construction and sale of new homes a rise of 1.4 per cent was recorded during December suggesting a much needed improvement for the Australian property market.
||Lift in new home sales Down Under|
2012 was a year of mixed results for the Australian real estate industry but recently published figures for December show a rise in new home sales for the third month in a row.
||Robust recovery ahead for Melbourne homes|
According to many commentators the Melbourne sector of the Australian real estate market was going to crash and burn during 2012 but recently published figures pour cold water on those theories.
||Home rental costs up Down Under|
Growing demand for residential rental properties has pushed prices higher in this sector of the Australian real estate business.
||Better results for Oz real estate industry|
The number of new home starts began to pick up during the latter part of 2012 according to the results of the third quarter figures supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
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Young house hunters looking to pick up a bargain among the listings of the Melbourne real estate market are unlikely to strike gold according to local agents.
||New home sales up Down Under|
A new report highlights the improvement in new home sales throughout the Australian real estate market.
||Sydney real estate revival|
Sydney real estate prices increased by 1.5 per cent during 2012 - fuelled mainly by a strong demand for apartments.
||Oz homebuyers out in force|
Australian real estate experts agree that consumer confidence is on the way up again and expect a lift in property transactions during the next twelve months.
||Signs of construction building across Oz|
Australian real estate industry insiders welcomed the results of a report from ABS which show a slight improvement in the residential real estate construction sector during the last quarter.
||Boost for Oz housing market|
Australian property owners welcomed the news of a further cut to the interest rate earlier this week.
||Sydney housing still expensive but more affordable|
The cost of residential property in Sydney is still among some of the most expensive across the world – but a new report suggest that buying a property in Sydney is the most affordable for at least three years.
||Chinese choose Sydney|
The Sydney real estate market continues to be a popular choice for Chinese property investors looking to build their portfolio.
||Home investors move in to the Gold coast |
The outlook is set to improve during the last few months of 2012 for residential real estate properties along the Gold Coast region of the Australian property market.
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