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Encyclopedia > Far North (district), New Zealand
Far North

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New Zealand (3220 words)
In the North island also is the wonderland of the boiling geysers-said by geologists to be the oldest in the world, with the exception of those in Wyoming and Idaho-and the famous "Hot Lakes" and pools, which possess great curative virtue for all rheumatic and skin diseases.
New Zealand Catholics have never asked or desired a grant for the religious education which is imparted in their schools.
The history of Catholic journalism in New Zealand is in effect the history of the "New Zealand Tablet," founded by the late Bishop Moran in 1873, the Catholics of this country having followed the principle that it is better to be represented by one strong paper than to have a multiplicity of publications.
New Zealand (2614 words)
To the south is Antarctica and to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga.
New Zealand is a Constitutional Monarchy with a parliamentary democracy Under the New Zealand Royal Titles Act 1953 Queen Elizabeth II, is Queen of New Zealand, and is represented as head of state by the Governor General, Dame Silvia Cartwright.
New Zealand's most popular sports are rugby (primarily rugby union but also rugby league), soccer, (the most popular sport amongst children), cricket, and netball (the sport with the most players); golf, tennis, rowing and a variety of water sports, particularly sailing.
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