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New Zealand Transportation

    Railways:
    total: 3,973 km
    narrow gauge: 3,973 km 1.067-m gauge (519 km electrified)

    Highways:
    total: 92,200 km
    paved: 53,568 km (including at least 144 km of expressways)
    unpaved: 38,632 km (1996 est.)

    Waterways: 1,609 km; of little importance to transportation

    Pipelines: petroleum products 160 km; natural gas 1,000 km; liquefied petroleum gas or LPG 150 km

    Ports and harbors: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga, Wellington

    Merchant marine:
    total: 14 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 138,687 GRT/183,372 DWT
    ships by type: bulk 4, cargo 1, liquefied gas tanker 1, oil tanker 3, railcar carrier 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 4 (1998 est.)

    Airports: 111 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with paved runways:
    total: 44
    over 3,047 m: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 10
    914 to 1,523 m: 29
    under 914 m: 3 (1998 est.)

    Airports—with unpaved runways:
    total: 67
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
    914 to 1,523 m: 23
    under 914 m: 43 (1998 est.)

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