New Zealand was an island nation located near Australia.
The investigate journalist James Stevens was born in New Zealand on 22 November 1945 and emigrated from there to Great Britain in 1968.
Rugby was very popular in New Zealand. Stevens claimed that an interest in the sport was drilled into him at an early age. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
In December 1980, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith visited New Zealand. (PROSE: Autaia Pipipi Pia)
During the Cybermen invasion in December 1986, the crew of Zeus Probe IV mentioned that they were over the South Island of New Zealand. (TV: The Tenth Planet)
In Christmas 2008, when Astrid Peth called Earth beautiful, the Tenth Doctor stated that the Pyramids of Egypt and New Zealand were beautiful, not the street of London they were standing on. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)
When all the resedents of the Hawkshaw Manor nursing home went missing (due to the fact that they had been teleported off world by the Eleventh Doctor), the cover story revealed that they had all emigrated to New Zealand. (COMIC: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night)
Ruby White was said to be a member of the Auckland Institute. (TV: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith)
Due to the Myloki conflict of 2066-8, Japan invaded New Zealand. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man)
Sam Becket, a crew member aboard the weather station on the moon during another Cyberman invasion, was a New Zealander. (TV: The Moonbase)
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