About New Zealand

The other pages of this website explain how we can help you in to New Zealand. Here is some information about New Zealand itself.New Zealand – Beautiful sandy beaches

Aotearoa – “Land of the Long White Cloud” in the indigenous Maori language – is a diverse multicultural society of 4.2 million people.The unique flightless Kiwi bird is our most popular emblem. The people here usually call themselves “Kiwis” also. The tip of a fern leaf is also a very
popular logo of New Zealand.
New Zealand is very proud of its “clean and green” reputation. Nation-wide, our water and air is very pure. It is a beautiful environment to live, and to bring up a family.New Zealand is best known for its spectacular scenery – many lakes, mountains, forests, volcanoes, geysers, glaciers, fiords, rivers and expansive coastlines. There are amazing views throughout the length and breadth of both North & South Islands.
However, New Zealand also has the modern active cities of Auckland (1.3 million people), Wellington (450,000 people), Christchurch (350,000 people), Hamilton, Napier, Hastings, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Tauranga, and others.New Zealand’s climate and easily accessible countryside results in many outdoor activities for people, including rugby, all water sports, soccer, cricket, golf, tramping (hiking through the country), mountain/rock climbing, snow skiing, cave exploring, and much more.

Sport is a way of life in New Zealand and is popular with all ages. Rugby is the most popular participation and spectator sport. The national All Blacks team is extremely important to almost every Kiwi.

Marlborough, the Wairapapa and the Hawkes Bay are all major grape growing areas in New Zealand, where vineyards offer tours and tastings. Many vineyards also provide beautiful settings of their restaurants and cafes.

People in New Zealand live throughout the country, with many cities and towns located beside beautiful harbours, rivers or lakes. Many weekend “getaway spots” are within an easy drive or a quick flight of all our main centres.Eating out and drinking coffee is a big part of  New Zealand culture with restaurants, bars and cafes offering good coffee and wonderful food. NZ has its own cultural cuisine along with many international and ethnic styles of eating available. Prices vary to suit all budgets.
New Zealanders also enjoy the visual arts and performing arts: Live theatre, international and local cinema, all kinds of music, opera and ballet are all popular.There are a number of world-class universities and technical colleges in New Zealand, all offering study options and learning support for International students.
Interesting Facts:
  • New Zealand is the first country to see the sun each New Year.
  • New Zealand was the first western democracy in the world to give women the vote (1893)
  • A New Zealander, Sir Edmond Hillary, and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, were the first people to climb Mt. Everest.
  • A New Zealander, Ernest Rutherford, was the first person in the world to split the atom (1919), and won a nobel prize/
  • Bungie Jumping was invented in New Zealand.
  • A New Zealander, Richard Pearse, flew 91 metres in his home-made aircraft in 1902, nearly two years before the Wright Brothers in the USA.
  • New Zealand won the first ever World Rugby Cup.
  • The first jet boat was invented in New Zealand by William Hamilton (1954)
  • New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote (1893)
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