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Title: STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND


1
STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
Session 1 Nicky Thomson, New Zealand Trade
Development Centre
2
NEW ZEALAND - LOCATION
  • Situated in the Southern Hemisphere in the
    Pacific Ocean
  • Located South East of Australia
  • 3 hours from Sydney
  • 12 hours from North Asia

3
NEW ZEALAND
4
NEW ZEALAND - MAP
Auckland ?
Hamilton
Palmerston North ?
Wellington?
New Zealands capital city is Wellington. The
largest city is Auckland
Christchurch ?
Dunedin
5
HISTORY
  • NZ was first settled by ancestors of the Maori
    people about 1,000 years ago
  • The first European settlers arrived about 1800
  • NZ became a British colony in 1840
  • NZ became first nation in world to allow women to
    vote in 1893
  • NZ became independent in stages during the first
    half of the 20th century

6
NEW ZEALAND - THE LAND
  • Two major islands
  • - North Island
  • - South Island
  • Similar size to UK / Japan
  • Has four seasons
  • Summer December February
  • Autumn March May
  • Winter June August
  • Spring September November
  • Winter 6 - 14oC Mild Wet
  • Summer 20- 28oC Warm Dry

7
NEW ZEALAND THE AMAZING LANDSCAPE
  • Rolling green countryside
  • Beautiful still lakes
  • Barren volcanic desert areas
  • Glaciers fjords
  • Fast flowing rivers
  • Active thermal areas
  • Snow covered mountains
  • Golden beaches
  • Native forests . . .
  • All within a relatively small
  • country

8
POPULATION
  • 4.1 million people
  • North Island 76
  • South Island 24
  • European 74
  • Maori 14
  • Asian 6
  • Pacific Island 6
  • Other 0.7
  • Major Urban Areas
  • Auckland 29
  • Wellington 8
  • Christchurch 9

9
POLITICS
  • New Zealand is an independent country, but Queen
  • Elizabeth II of England is officially the Head
    of State
  • The Country is a parliamentary democracy with
    elections
  • every 3 years
  • Helen Clark has been Prime Minister
  • since 1999

10
INTERESTING FACTS
  • New Zealand has 3 official languages
  • - English
  • Maori
  • Sign Language
  • People from New Zealand are known as KIWIS - a
    nickname after the indigenous, nocturnal,
    flightless bird found only in New Zealand

11
RELIGION
  • According to the 2006 census, the most common
    religions in New Zealand, in order, are
  • Anglican
  • Catholic
  • Presbyterian
  • Methodist
  • 1/3 of the population answered the census as no
    religion

12
NEW ZEALANDERS
  • Enjoy a quiet, relaxed lifestyle
  • Known for their warmth and hospitality
  • Work 5 days a week
  • Friendly, open, and easy going
  • Enjoy meeting other people
  • Value independence and equality

13
COMMON LEISURE ACTIVITIES
  • Reading
  • Visiting friends
  • Gardening
  • Sports - rugby, cricket, netball, golf
  • Walking
  • Running/jogging
  • Cycling
  • Fishing

14
RADIO TELEVISION
  • 150 radio stations
  • TV1, TV2, TV3, C4, Maori TV Prime are free
    channels
  • Regional Television
  • Subscription Channels
  • - Sky Television (100 channels)
  • Cable Television
  • 2 television music channels

15
DRIVING
  • Accepts driving licences of most countries
  • Requires International Drivers Licence for
    renting a car
  • Must be over 21 years of age to be able to rent a
    car

16
MONEY
  • Coins - 10C, 20C, 50C, 1, 2
  • Notes - 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
  • Credit Cards - Visa, MasterCard, American
    Express, Diners
  • Club, etc
  • Travellers Cheques
  • Extensive use of EFTPOS
  • Bank Opening Hours - 9.00am to 5.00pm (Monday
    to
  • Friday)

17
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
  • NZ emergency number 111
  • Calling NZ 64 area code telephone number
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