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Title: Discovering New Zealand

Discovering New Zealand
Some interesting facts about New Zealand.
  • New Zealand gained it's independence from Great
    Britain in 1907.
  • Capital Wellington - the southern most capital
    in the world - aka 'The Windy City'.
  • Area total 268,021 sq km - similar in size to
    England and Japan.
  • Currency New Zealand Dollar. Incidentally, do
    not New Zealand dollars of paper, but of a very
    thin plastic
  • Official Languages English and Te Reo Maori.
  • National holiday Waitangi Day - 6 February - the
    day that the Treaty of Waitangi established
    British sovereignty over New Zealand in 1840.

The national flag of New Zealand
  • New Zealand, before European arrival, had no
    predatory animals. Thus, it was like a heaven for
    birds, many of them flightless.
  • A kiwi is not a fruit it is New Zealands
    native flightless bird and a slang term for a New

  • The population is mainly of European descent but
    the indigenous Maori and their culture is
    prevalent through out much of New Zealand

  • A nation that loves sport and outdoors New
    Zealanders activities, New Zealand can pride
    itself on having accomplished much in many fields
    as a small nation during it's relatively short
  • love their cars! 2.5 million cars for 4 million
    people (including the kids) makes New Zealands
    car ownership rate one of the highest in the

  • New Zealands geography includes spectacular
    landscapes incorporating the vast mountain chain
    of the Southern Alps (larger than the French,
    Austrian and Swiss Alps combined), the volcano
    region of the North Island, fiords, glaciers,
    lakes, rainforests and extensive grassy plains.

New Zealands geography.
  • Rugby union is the most popular sport in New
    Zealand. Other popular sports are netball,
    cricket, bowls, soccer (football), golf,
    swimming, tennis and rugby league.
  • In the photo, the New Zealand players perform the
    National Dance Maori.

  • As elsewhere in the world, Christmas and New
    Year's week is for New Zealanders favorite time
    of the year, helped by the fact that the winter
    is traditionally accounted for the majority of
    the holidays here at the height of summer, and
    thus - in the time of the holidays.

  • Arriving in New Zealand, you can not smoke in
    public places. Either in shopping malls or
    anywhere else. Smoking only in specially equipped
    areas, such is, in most offices.

  • Heres a really good reason to visit New Zealand
    there are no snakes in the country!
  • In New Zealand, one of the most flexible
    strategies for the media. In this country, there
    is little censorship, and everyone writes what he
    wants, not in theory but in practice.

  • New Zealand practically everyone uses a credit
    card, not working with cash. Cash can be found
    here very rarely. Even in the taxi has to pay for
    the terminals "plastic."

In the end
  • New Zealand was the first country to give women
    the right to vote (1893).
  • About 80 of the population lives in cities.
  • New Zealand has won more Olympic gold medals, per
    capita, than any other country.

  • A New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, was the
    first person to climb Mount Everest with Sherpa
    Tenzing Norgay in 1953.

New Zealand invented bungee jumping.