Tectonic Z

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  • Published 20140204
  • ISBN: 9781922182241
  • Extent: 300 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

OF ALL DEVELOPED countries, New Zealand is one of the most dependent on its natural environment for earning its living; and we have lived well, thanks to the bounty our ancestors discovered here some seven hundred years ago.

Ours was the last large land mass humans settled. We remain a small population spread thinly across two spacious islands, and many small ones. Ranked by people, we are the world’s 124th-largest country. Ranked by land we’re seventy-fifth.

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Rod Oram

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