Population: 4,401,916 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: European 71.2%, Maori 14.1%, Asian 11.3%, Pacific peoples 7.6%, Middle Eastern, Latin American,
African 1.1%, other 1.6%, not stated or unidentified 5.4% (2013 est.)
Religions: Christian 44.3% (Catholic 11.6%, Anglican 10.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 7.8%, Methodist, 2.4%,
Pentecostal 1.8%, other 9.9%), Hindu 2.1%, Buddhist 1.4%, Maori Christian 1.3%, Islam 1.1%, other religion 1.4% (Judaism,
Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha'i), no religion 38.5%, unidentified 8.2%, objected to answering 4.1% (2013 est.)
On March 23, 2003 at 0555hrs., Rev. Hansen received the followed warning from God for Australia and New Zealand:
"To Australia and New Zealand cousin nations; you are a proud, independent, self-righteous people in love with yourselves and the things of this world.
You think you have escaped the cruelties of the world by leaving and migrating to their countries; but I the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whose name is Jesus, will bring the cruelties of life to you.
Your humanism and arrogance has reached the heavens; your stench is repulsive to my nose.
My holiness cannot turn its back on your sins, your outright rebellion of my laws any longer.
Even most of your churches are filled with dead men's bones with only the appearance of serving God.
Immorality is commonplace and accepted; homosexuality is accepted; the gods that cursed my people Israel are accepted.
You have leaders that are damned as those who called for the Tower of Babel.
All religions, creeds and customs striving to become their own gods in their own united created One World Government.
You are cursed Australia and New Zealand. You are cursed with your own words and lifestyles that reject my son Jesus Christ in all you say and do.
Now get ready for my anger; my arm will smite you with plagues, with residue of crisis and residue of war.
Nuclear fallout will drop on you as the dew falls on the ground and you will cry out in anguish; only your cries will yet not be toward me. So, I will continue in my love to allow crisis and plagues and fallout to touch you.
Fallout of other nations' judgments will drift over you and again effect your environment, health and lives.
You are an arrogant, stubborn people; but as a loving father, I will continue to pursue you regardless of your current deception, defiance, cursing and bemoaning.
I will bring you to your knees if I have to break the very source of life that gives your nations' sustenance.
Look to me all who are called by my Son Jesus Christ!
Look to me and repent of your sins that his (my Son's) blood can cover and protect from my wrath, which is shortly to come upon the nations and upon you." (0618hrs.)
History of New Zealand:
The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. Maori oral history maintains that the Maoris came to the island in seven canoes from other parts of Polynesia. In 1642, New Zealand was explored by Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator. British captain James Cook made three voyages to the islands, beginning in 1769. In 1840, chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement.
On February 6, 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi between the British and several Maori tribes promised to protect Maori land if the Maoris recognized British rule. Encroachment by British settlers was relentless and skirmishes between the two groups intensified. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907.
In 1893, New Zealand was the world's first country to give women the right to vote. It adopted old-age pensions in 1898, a national child welfare program in 1907, social security for the elderly, widows, and orphans, along with family benefit payments; minimum wages; a 40-hour workweek and unemployment and health insurance in 1938, and socialized medicine in 1941.
In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, New Zealand committed thousands of troops to the British war effort. In 1915, the nation suffered heavy casualties in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey.
New Zealand fought with the Allies in World War II. In 1947, New Zealand gained full independence from Britain.
Cooperation with the United States set a direction of policy which resulted in the Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS) between New Zealand, America and Australia in 1951.
In 1984, the Labour Party won elections. David Lange became prime minister and began economic reforms.
In 1989, Prime Minister Lange resigned. Geoffrey Palmer replaced him. Palmer resigned in 1990 and James Bolger became prime minister.
In 1999, New Zealand became part of the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force sent to East Timor. Also in 1999, Helen Clark became prime minister.
In July 2002, Helen Clark won a second term in general elections.
In June 2003, Parliament legalized prostitution. In December 2004, same-sex unions were recognized.
In 2005, Helen Clark was elected for the second time. She lost in November 2008 when the National Party, led by John Key, took 45.5% of the vote in parliamentary elections. Key became prime minister. Key's win ended nine years of governance by the Labour Party.
In October 2009, Taito Phillip Field was sentenced to six years in prison for granting immigration favours to eight Thais. He was the first senior politician to be imprisoned on a serious charge.
On February 22, 2011, Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. It was New Zealand's worst natural disaster in terms of loss of life since 1931. The earthquake epicenter was near Lyttelton, just 10 kilometers southeast of Christchurch's central business district.
The earthquake occurred during lunch time, when many people were on the city streets. More than 110 fatalities were from the collapse of two office buildings - the Canterbury Television and Pyne Gould Corporation buildings. Rock cliffs behind houses collapsed in the Sumner and Redcliffs area, and boulders tumbled from the Port Hills summits.
On April 17, 2013, Parliament voted in favor of same-sex marriage. The law also allowed same-sex couples to adopt children. Prime Minister John Key supported the legislation. New Zealand became the first in the Asia-Pacific region and the 13th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
In January 2014, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled the North Island, but without causing major damage or serious injury.
In September 2014, Prime Minister Key and the National Party won a third term in parliamentary elections.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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