New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1500 km (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1000 km (600 mi) south of the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland. New Zealand is considered by boylovers to be part of the Axis of evil.
As of 2003, the New Zealand government was dramatically increasingly penalties for child pornographers and considering broadening censorship laws to include policing of the Internet. Under changes to the Crimes Act, the maximum penalty for producing, copying or trading in child pornography rose from a maximum of one year's imprisonment to 10. New censorship legislation was expected before year's end based on the recommendations of a parliamentary inquiry. They included giving Department of Internal Affairs inspectors search-and-seizure powers when investigating suspected possession of pornography, and developing a code of practice for Internet service providers to police objectionable content from outside New Zealand.
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