Australasia

(redirected from Australia and New Zealand)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms.

Australasia

(ôstrəlā`zhə, –shə), islands of the South Pacific, including AustraliaAustralia
, smallest continent, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the island state of Tasmania to the south, the continent makes up the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary state (2005 est. pop. 20,090,000), 2,967,877 sq mi (7,686,810 sq km).
..... Click the link for more information.
, New ZealandNew Zealand
, island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland.
..... Click the link for more information.
, New GuineaNew Guinea
, island, c.342,000 sq mi (885,780 sq km), SW Pacific, N of Australia; the world's second largest island after Greenland. Politically it is divided into two sections: the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua in the west and the independent country of Papua New
..... Click the link for more information.
, and adjacent islands. The term is sometimes used to include all of Oceania.

Australasia

1. Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
2. (loosely) the whole of Oceania
References in periodicals archive ?
Growth theorists typically highlight the role of investment, but during the years of comparative New Zealand decline since 1950, investment in physical and human capital shows little difference between Australia and New Zealand, and is unlikely to account for their growth disparities.
Founded in 1995, The Victor Smorgon Group owns and operates a diversified portfolio of companies in Australia and New Zealand.
These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the discussion of future economic conditions and residential property market conditions in Australia and New Zealand.
We are very proud to have achieved this milestone of facilitating home ownership for more than one million families in Australia and New Zealand," said Brad Shuster, President of International and Strategic Investments for The PMI Group, Inc.
TPS Australia will immediately begin to expand the positioning systems business throughout Australia and New Zealand, O'Connor said.
The new operations, which will provide localized sales, professional services and support for businesses in Australia and New Zealand, represent an expansion of the company's overall Asia-Pacific presence, complementing Endeca's operations in Singapore.
Our business consists primarily of: the development, ownership and operation of multiplex cinemas in the United States, Australia and New Zealand; and the development, ownership and operation of retail and commercial real estate in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, including entertainment-themed retail centers ("ETRCs") in Australia and New Zealand and live theater assets in Manhattan and Chicago in the United States.
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, RWD serves major multinational corporations throughout the world.
HandHeld Entertainment(TM) (OTCBB:HNDH), today announced it is expanding distribution of its ZVUE(TM) family of portable media players globally to Australia and New Zealand via a relationship with Australia-based World Tech Distributors Pty.

Full browser ?