Facts and Figures

94% of New Zealand, known as the continent of Te Riu-a-Māui/ Zealandia is under water.

The area of the New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone is some 4.3 million square kilometers.

The area of ocean covering the New Zealand continental shelf is an additional 1.7 million square kilometers. MFAT Source

New Zealand’s oceans therefore comprise some 6.0 million square kilometers or 1.67 % of the world’s oceans.

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