this is actually pretty contested. if you go by the seven “traditional” continents ( north america , south america, europe, asia, africa, australia, antarctica), new zealand wouldn’t be on any continent.
the coolest answer to this question, though, is that new zealand is on its own continent of zealandia . some scientists argue that what we think of as the islands of new zealand are just the peaks of the mountains of zealandia, and the rest of the landmass is submerged. this theory isn’t widely recognized, but it is pretty neat.
new zealand is not part of the continent of australia , but of the separate, submerged continent of zealandia. new zealand and australia are both part of the oceanian sub-region known as australasia, with new guinea being in melanesia.
though new zealand is close to the sunken continent of mu (named by augustus le plongeon in 1882), new zealand is not actually part of a continent, but rather it is part of an underwater landmass called oceania. mu, (which was cited as sinking due to catastrophe in the madrid codex), would have been less than 2,000 miles away from new zealand, however, mu was mostly submerged at the end of the last ice age when the ocean levels rose approximately 300 feet, leaving only the highest areas of mu above water (namely hawaii , fiji, samoa, easter island , marquesas, ladrones, etc.).
new zealand (māori: aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is an island country in the southwestern pacific ocean. it consists of two main landmasses—the north island (te ika-a-māui) and the south island (te waipounamu)—and more than 700 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). new zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of australia across the tasman sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of new caledonia, fiji, and tonga. the country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the southern alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. new zealand's capital city is wellington, and its most populous city is auckland.
owing to their remoteness, the islands of new zealand were the last large habitable lands to be settled by humans. between about 1280 and 1350, polynesians began to settle in the islands and then developed a distinctive māori culture. in 1642, the dutch explorer, abel tasman, became the first european to sight new zealand. in 1840, representatives of the united kingdom and māori chiefs signed the treaty of waitangi, which declared british sovereignty over the islands. in 1841, new zealand became a colony within the british empire, and in 1907 it became a dominion; it gained full statutory independence in 1947, and the british monarch remained the head of state. today, the majority of new zealand's population of 5 million is of european descent; the indigenous māori are the largest minority, followed by asians and pacific islanders. reflecting this, new zealand's culture is mainly derived from māori and early british settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration . the official languages are english, māori, and new zealand sign language, with english being dominant.
a developed country, new zealand ranks highly in international comparisons, particularly in education, protection of civil liberties, government transparency, and economic freedom. it underwent major economic changes during the 1980s, which transformed it from a protectionist to a liberalised free-trade economy. the service sector dominates the national economy, followed by the industrial sector, and agriculture; international tourism is a significant source of revenue. nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently jacinda ardern. queen elizabeth ii is the country's monarch and is represented by a governor-general, currently dame patsy reddy. in addition, new zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes. the realm of new zealand also includes tokelau (a dependent territory); the cook islands and niue (self-governing states in free association with new zealand); and the ross dependency, which is new zealand's territorial claim in antarctica.
new zealand is a member of the united nations, commonwealth of nations, anzus, organisation for economic co-operation and development, asean plus six, asia-pacific economic cooperation, the pacific community and the pacific islands forum.
australia or oceania. new zealand is one of my favourite countries, even though it is isn't in europe, and it is easy to speak. australia is a continent and country, threatened by wildfires all the time.
new zealand is part of the continent oceania,and australasia, believe it or not they both exist at once but dependent on the situation ie;fifa world cup,it will be classed as oceania as to allow certain south east asian countries to join. but....generally it's australasia for all intents and purposes. i'm luckily a dual national of british&australian backgrounds,having been born in england then migrating to australia at 3 month's old!!! raised in australia until 14(and hong kong for a year at 6,then back to england. so having been lucky enough to have such a "colourful" upbringing i know enough about this topic my brother. ..yo ,bless n peace out 😉✊🙏
sydney is the most populous city in australia and oceania. australia/new zealand sometimes referred to as australasia. australia is known as the smallest continent on earth.
so it better be in oceania .
new zealand and the islands of the pacific are not considered part of a continent, but new zealand is variously grouped (as is new guinea) with the continent of australia or with the larger conglomeration of oceania, which, by definition, is not a geographical continent. new zealand consists of two main and some smaller islands, and most of this territory sits on the australian tectonic plate but straddles the plate boundary.
australia and oceania are two completely different things. australia (a continent) lies within the political region known as oceania, which comprises also the islands of new guinea, new zealand and various other island nations in the south pacific.
new zealand is the above-water part of a continental mass called zealandia , about the size of india, and most of which has never been above the water's surface.
continents are defined by their landmass block, which is generally taken to be out to the edge of the continental shelf, where the contours drop off steeply to the abyssal deeps.
oceania; new zealand is not part of the continent of australia, but of the separate, submerged continent of zealandia. new zealand and australia are both part of the oceaniansub-region known as australasia, with new guinea being in melanesia.
new zealand is not on a continent. it consists of couple of island.
the continent south of new zealand is antarctica
australia is the continent closest to new zealand.
new zealand belongs to the oceania continent.
new zealand is in the southern hemisphere. it is not actually part of any continent, but it is in the region (not continent) of new zealand.
the continent east of new zealand is south america
the islands of new zealand are about 2500km from the continent of australia.
new zealand is part of the continent called australia.
antarctica (at the south pole) is the continent south of new zealand.
no. australia is the continent of australia, and no other country. new zealand is not part of the australian continent.
new zealand is not in a continent: it is an island country. australia is a nation and a continent, but the continent of australia does not incorporate new zealand. new zealand is part of the mostly submerged continent zealandia, which is not commonly recognised as one of the continents of the world, precisely because it is submerged. the continent of australia is a recognised continent. the region including australia and new zealand is sometimes referred to as "oceania", but oceania is geographically and politically not a continent.
australia is the largest country which is closest to new zealand. new zealand lies between the continent of antarctica and the continent - country (country - continent) of australia.
new zealand is not a part of any continent. it lies closest to the continent of australia, and is part of the region of oceania.
australia is the continent west of new zealand. yeah but the idol is amarica and canada
australia is a continent located in between new zealand and indonesia
no new zealand is not part of the australian continent. new zealand is geographically and physically distant from australia and is not on a continent. in geographic terms it is an isolated nation and island group.
new zealand is part of oceania (or australia new zealand & oceania)
new zealand is a group of islands lying on the submerged continent of zealandia. this submerged continent is about the size of the indian sub-continent.
new zealand did not come from a continent. it grew out of the ocean where it is as a result of volcanic activity.
well wellington is in new zealand and new zealand's not a continent or part of a continent
zealandia continent. it is a mostly submerged continent.
new zealand is approximately 2000km to the south east of the continent of australia.
new zealand is approximately 2000km to the south east of the continent and country of australia.
new zealand is an island nation and not a part of any continent.
many people believe new zealand is part of australia. but new zealand is not on the same continental shelf and so is not part of the continent of australia instead it is part of the submerged continent zealandia and the wider region known as oceania (which is also not a continent).
no. new zealand is a separate nation and consists of two islands but is not a continent in itself. now the question is: does new zealand belong to the continent of australia and if not, which continent does it belong to ? no, new zealand is not on the same continental shelf as australia and so is not part of the continent of australia but is part of the submerged continent zealandia and the wider region known as oceania or australasia. for citation please note: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/australia_(continent) no