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New Zealand is a country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising of two main landmasses. Its capital is Wellington.

Wizarding world

Government

Wizarding New Zealand was governed by a Ministry of Magic in Wellington.[1]

Magical creatures

Native to New Zealand

Worldwide

The following creatures were all found worldwide:

Games and sports

A 1994 Quidditch World Cup attendee waving a New Zealand flag

Quidditch was introduced to New Zealand some time in the seventeenth century by a group of European herbologists. After a long day collecting samples, the wizards would relax by playing Quidditch.

The New Zealand Ministry of Magic spent a lot of effort in trying to keep early Maori art depicting white wizards playing the game away from Muggles.[1]

The Moutohora Macaws were a Quidditch team from New Zealand. Their team mascot was a Phoenix named Sparky.[1]

The New Zealand National Quidditch team competed in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. They lost to Bulgaria 410 to 170 during the sixth match on 20 May 2014.[2][3]

Known locations

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
  2. Quidditch World Cup 2014: Daily Prophet reports from Pottermore (via The Internet Archive)
  3. BULGARIA VERSUS NEW ZEALAND (Archived)
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