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Difference between N.Z. and the U.S.

N.Z. vs  U.S.

New Zealand (N.Z.) and the United States of America (USA, U.S.) are two countries with a big difference in culture, language, cuisine, and government. While they are both important players in world economy, New Zealand is one of the leading exporters of dairy products while the U.S. is the largest importer of goods.

New Zealand is a Constitutional monarchy and a Parliamentary democracy. The U.S., on the other hand, is a Constitutional Republic and a representative democracy. While English is spoken in both countries, New Zealand English is mixed with Maori words.

New Zealand is a country located in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is composed of the North Island, the South Island, and several small islands. Its first settlers were Polynesians who developed the Maori culture.
The United States of America is a country located in central North America with 2 of its 51 states, namely Hawaii located in the mid-Pacific, and Alaska located in Northwest North America. It has a very diverse population composed of immigrants from other countries in addition to the Native Americans and descendants of its colonizers. Because they are located at different parts of the world, there is also a big difference in their time zones. Since the U.S. has a large area, even its cities, states, and territories have different time zones.

New Zealand is 16 hours ahead of the U.S. based on Wellington and Washington, D.C. time, and it is 18 hours ahead based on Auckland and Denver time. To get the correct conversion, specific cities and places must be indicated.
New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) zone is 12 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12), and it observes Daylight Savings Time from Sunday, September 25, 2011, up to Sunday, April 1, 2012.

The U.S. has six time zones, namely:

Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is five hours behind GMT.
Central Standard Time (CST) which is six hours behind GMT.
Mountain Standard Time (MST) which is seven hours behind GMT.
Pacific Standard Time (PST) which is eight hours behind GMT.
Alaska Standard Time (AKST) and Hawaii Standard Time (HST).
Daylight Savings Time (DST) which is from the 13th of March, 2011, until the 6th of November, 2011. DST is not observed in several U.S. territories such as Hawaii and Guam.

Note: The time and date of the start and end of the Daylight Savings Time varies each year in all places that observe it.


1.New Zealand is located in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean while the U.S. is located in central North America, Hawaii in the mid-Pacific, and Alaska in Northwestern North America.
2.New Zealand time zone is 12 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+12) while the U.S. has six time zones: 3.EST (GMT -5), CST (GMT-6), MST (GMT-7), PST (GMT-8), AKST and HST, and DST.
4.New Zealand time is 16-18 hours ahead of the U.S. depending on which part of the U.S. is being compared with New Zealand time.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about new zealand.

  2. This article only gave obvious information that anyone could see by looking at a map. Next time you write an article you should try to show off more interesting cultural differences, or differences in religious or ethnic practices instead of just listing off time zones. Right now your article is a waste of time.

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