The native Maori people lived in New Zealand for hundreds of years.
In 1840 New Zealand becomes a British colony.
White settlers pushed the native Maori people off a good portion of their lands.
ANZUS is a defense pact between Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The pact binds Australia with New Zealand and the U.S. with Australia, separately.
The US company Rocket Lab has its Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 (also known as Mahia Launch Complex or Spaceport) located close to Ahuriri Point at the southern tip of Māhia Peninsula, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. Rocket Lab gathers geospatial intelligence and launches satellites for US intelligence and private companies.
New Zealand Defence Force
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