is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
The country geographically comprises two main landmasses, the North and South Islands and numerous smaller islands.
Radiocarbon dating, evidence of deforestation and mitochondrial DNA variability within Mori populations suggest New Zealand was first settled by Eastern Polynesians between 12, concluding a long series of voyages through the southern Pacific islands The population, as at this writing, is approximately 4 million and we don't have States.
The country is divided into Regions (which now differ from the Provinces which were established in 1841.
These were simply: New Ulster (North Island north of Patea River, New Munster (North Island south of Patea River, plus the South Island) and New Leinster (Stewart Island/Rakiura) today there are 16 New Zealand REGIONS and within these regions are many Regional District Councils so I had to find a way to condense all these into a workable, not-too-large, helpful, genealogy database My original idea of an alphabetical list would have turned out too huge so have divided the country into their regions and added all relevant links that I have found to be very helpful in ancestor research which I know will be of help to you too During my research around New Zealand I have found that all regions are very proud of their settlers and pioneers and have gone to great lengths, some of them, to preserve their history and provide us with as much information, photos etc as possible.
I am going to have to admit to a personal favourite.
Because of the obvious large amount of ongoing work that goes into the site: KETE HOROWHENUA to this date it contains..
Topics (2,090) Images (18,960) Audio (106) Video (88) Web links (242) Documents (2,463) Discussion (322) Tags (15,208) I have taken this opportunity to add extra helpful links for New Zealand researching, outside the "Regional Council Archives" usually written by people with an interest in the particular district.The following are mostly online archives, of course, every town and city has wonderful libraries, museums etc.I have spent a lot of time at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington and it is an amazing place. I nearly burnt down the old Alexander Turnbull library in 1973, but that's another story :) ...NORTHLAND northernmost city in New Zealand COUNCIL SEAT - Whangarei Northland Regional & District Councils Northland Regional Council * FAR NORTH Cemetery Database for Broadwood, Fairburn, Herekino, Houhoro, Kaei, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kawakawa, Kerikeri, Kohukohu, Mangonui, Mangungu, Okaihau, Oruaiti, Paihia, Paranui, Peria, Rawene, Russell, Takahue, Totara North, Umawera, Waiharara, Waipapakauri Far North District Council Kaipara District Council Whangarei District Council * WHANGAREI Cemetery Database for Hukerenui South, Kamo, Kaurihohore (Kauri), Kioreroa, Mangapai, Marua, Mauna, Maungakaramea, Ngunguru, Onerahi, Otonga, Parua, Waikiekie, Waipu, Whareora * Northland Genealogy Links - Archives & Libraries-Births & Deaths-Cemeteries-General Resources-Mori-Marriages-Message Boards-Military-Obits & Newspapers-Passenger Lists-Societies ...AUCKLAND largest and most populous urban area with 31% of the country's population COUNCIL SEAT - Auckland Auckland Council * Auckland Genealogy Links - includes link to Auckland Electoral Rolls, Jury Lists and Directories 1865-1871 * SHIPS to Auckland from 1835 * AUCKLAND Cemetery Database for Hillsborough - Onetangi, Waiheke Island - Otahuhu Public - Waikaraka and others * RODNEY Cemetery Database for Helensville, Hoteo North, Kaipara Flats, Kaukapakapa, Leigh, Matakana, Parkhurst, Port Albert, Puhoi, Stanmore Bay, Te Arai, Te Kapa, Wainui, Wainui Settlers, Warkworth, Wellsford, Whangateau * PUREWA Cemetery & Crematorium - This cemetery, a 15 minute drive from Auckland's central business district, is the final resting place for over 45,000 men, women and children, including many of Auckland's notable business and political leaders, clergy and V. holders * WAIKUMETE Cemetery database, largest cemetery in the southern hemisphere ...WAIKATO COUNCIL SEAT - Hamilton Waikato Regional & District Councils Waikato Regional Council Hamilton City Council Hamilton Branch NZ Society of Genealogists * HAMILTON Cemetery Database for Hamilton East, Hamilton West, Hamilton Park, Matamata-Piako District Council Thames-Coromandel District Council * THAMES Cemetery Database for Buffalo, Christ Church (Anglican), Colville, Mercury Bay, Omahu, Shortland, Tairua, Tararu, Totara Memorial Park, Whangamata * PAEROA Cemetery Database for Hauraki Plains (Ngatea), Miranda (Mangatawhiri), Pukerimu, Waihi Taupo District Council * TAUPO Cemetery Database for Taupo, Turangi, Mangakino Hauraki District Council Otorohanga District Council * OTOROHANGA Cemetery Database for Kawhia, Otorohanga Rotorua District Council * ROTORUA Cemetery Database for Kauae, Mamaku, Ngakuru, Reporoa, Rotorua - free Silverlight plug-in is required to search this cemetery South Waikato District Council * SOUTH WAIKATO cemetery database for Tokoroa, Putaruru, Tirau * PIOPIO SOLDIERS * OLD MORRINSVILLE CEMETERY - A list of names of those at Thames Street from 1898-2000 ...