Number of Viewers of Movies Online in New Zealand

In August 2011, the number of times that Internet users in New Zealand viewed pirated movies online was 110,000. After a change in law where pirated content users could be fined up to $11,980 (15,000 New Zealand Dollars), the number of online views of pirated movies dropped to 50,000 in September 2011.

Up to 41 percent of all Internet users in New Zealand access pirated content online. 28 percent of all Internet users worldwide access pirated content online.

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Australia and New Zealand consumes the most marijuana in the world

According to a study published in The Lancet, Australia and New Zealand has the highest number of marijuana users in the world. As much as 15 percent of the population of the two countries between the ages 15 and 64 used marijuana in 2009, the highest rate in the world. By comparison, 11 percent of North Americans and 2.5 percent of people in Asia used marijuana.

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Shell Companies in New Zealand and Offshore Accounts

The Justice Ministry reported that New Zealand shell companies launder and estimated $1.16 Billion (1.5 New Zealand Dollars) of illicit funds generated by organized crime each year. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand identified around 1,000 New Zealand limited partnerships and companies that many be used for money laundering activities in foreign off-shore accounts.

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