Wikipedia has articles about only notable people. This wiki wants more articles about ordinary New Zealanders. You could start an article about your favourite schoolteacher, for example.
New Zealand is a country of two large islands and many much smaller islands in the south-western Pacific Ocean. Population about 4.6 million people, nearly 30 million sheep (not to mention hundreds of unique-to-NZ species of birds, such as the kiwi, and animals, such as the tuatara).
"Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy,
America's Cup 1995-2003 (and the skippers who then won it and then held it for the Swiss),
"Horseman of the Century" Mark Todd,
the women's 2000 and 2003 world squash champion,
occasionally the Men's Softball and Women's Rugby world champion teams,
the 2008 World Rugby League champions,
the only unbeaten team in the Football World Cup 2010 (scoring more pool points than the world champions did), and
golfers Lydia Ko, Bob Charles and Michael Campbell (winner of the Heineken Classic in 1999 and 2000, European Open in 2002, U.S Open and Masters in 2005);
Currently the only nation to have won the Rugby World Cup three times.
Elizabeth II is the Queen of New Zealand and is represented in the country by a non-political Governor-General. Political power is held by the Prime Minister who is leader of the Government in the democratically elected Parliament of New Zealand. The monarch's Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue, which are entirely self-governing; Tokelau, which is moving towards self-government; and New Zealand's "protectorate" in Antarctica.
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There must be something every reader can contribute, such as current events in your town or a bit about your school, polytech, university, or sports club. Maybe use the Watercooler to say what you think about the local council (with elections coming up every three years) - find its name in Territorial authority districts of New Zealand. Or just write a little article about your favourite sports administrator, coach, or schoolteacher.
more... - and your community can have free listings in the same way!
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Another fairly easy way is to type the proposed title in the box below:
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