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 (2015 est. pop. 23,800,000), 2,967,877 sq mi (7,686,810 sq km).
..... Click the link for more information.
, New ZealandNew Zealand
, island country (2015 est. pop. 4,615,000), 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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

Australasia

1. Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the S Pacific Ocean
2. (loosely) the whole of Oceania
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
A deeper relationship between ASEAN, and Australia and New Zealand -- which signed the Closer Economic Relations trade framework in 1983 -- is a concept the New Zealand government has been worked on for some time, she told the New Zealand Press Association.
GDP per capita income levels for Australia and New Zealand, and highlights the slowness New Zealand growth since 1945.
The proposed locations for the new satellites are in Western Australia and New Zealand's central North Island.
The deal worth worth AUD1.01bn (USD950m/EUR701.4mm) was agreed in early April and includes OAMPS Insurance Brokers in Australia, OAMPS UK, Crombie Lockwood in New Zealand, as well as Lumley Finance and Monument Premium Funding in Australia and New Zealand.
New York (CruiseGuide Cruising & Travel Features) Wed, Jan 22, 2014 - French-flagged luxury cruise line Compagnie du Ponant continues to expand its Australasian market with the introduction of brand new itineraries to Australia and New Zealand for the 2014/2015 season.
13 June 2012 - Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ASX:ANZ) and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) have extended a total of NZD205m (USD159m/EUR127m) in a syndicated loan facility to New Zealand-based medical products supplier Ebos Group Limited.
The major foreign banks operating in New Zealand include Australia's four large retail banks, Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC.AX) (NYSE: WBK), Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ.AX), Commonwealth Bank of Australia Limited (CBA.AX), which own ASB Bank, and National Australia Bank Limited (AX: NAB) (OTC: NABZY), which owns Bank of New Zealand.
But, despite these commonalities, Australia and New Zealand are drafting foreign and defence policies that are increasingly divergent.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, which is incorporated in Australia and is the owner of ANZ National Bank Limited, will operate in a limited capacity as a branch in New Zealand.
2006: Great Britain tour of Australia and New Zealand in mid-season.
It's quite a surprise to discover that it's actually a merger with a company headquartered in Singapore and with offices around Asia, and in Australia and New Zealand.

Full browser ?