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new zealand?

what can you tell me about new zealand

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  • 1 decade ago
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    New Zealand is a country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two large islands (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island and the Chatham Islands. In Māori, New Zealand has come to be known as Aotearoa, which is usually translated into English as The Land of the Long White Cloud. The Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue, which are self-governing, but in free association; Tokelau; and the Ross Dependency (New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica).

    New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation, being separated from Australia to the northwest by the Tasman Sea, approximately 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) across. Its closest neighbours to the north are New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.

    The population is mostly of European descent, with the indigenous Māori being the largest minority. Non-Māori Polynesian and Asian people are also significant minorities, especially in the cities. Elizabeth II, as the Queen of New Zealand, is the Head of State and is represented, in her absence, by a non-partisan Governor-General; the Queen 'reigns but does not rule', so she has no real political influence. Political power is held by the democratically-elected Parliament of New Zealand under the leadership of the Prime Minister who is the Head of Government.

  • 1 decade ago

    I can tell you lots because I've lived here for the last 11years.

    What would you like to know?

    New Zealand is a country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two large islands (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands.

    In Māori, New Zealand has come to be known as Aotearoa, which is usually translated into English as The Land of the Long White Cloud

    The population is mostly of European descent, with the indigenous Māori being the largest minority. Non-Māori Polynesian and Asian people are also significant minorities, especially in the cities

    The capital city is Wellington. The largest city is Auckland.

    Our Prime Minister is Helen Clark.

    Our total land mass is 268,680 km². Density is 15 /km²

    The regions of New Zealand are: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Tasman, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland, Chatham Islands.

    The climate is mild, mostly cool temperate to warm temperate, with temperatures rarely falling below 0°C (32°F) or rising above 30°C (86°F). Conditions vary from wet and cold on the West Coast of the South Island to dry and continental in the Mackenzie Basin of inland Canterbury and almost subtropical in Northland. Of the main cities, Christchurch is the driest, receiving only some 640 mm (25 in) of rain per year. Auckland, the wettest, receives almost twice that amount.

    New Zealand has a modern, prosperous, developed economy with an estimated GDP of $106 billion.

    New Zealand has a population of about 4.1 million, of which approximately 78% are of European descent. New Zealanders of European descent are collectively known as Pākehā

    Check out here if you want more info! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand

  • 4 years ago

    Hey cuzzie, just thought id chuck a list together letting you know what we are made of. MAybe you could come over for a hungi sometime bro, the only dress code is some stubbies with sock and jandals bro. bring your misus. Chur, now onto the list ow.

    - Skux

    - L&P

    - Kia Kaha

    - Gumboots

    - Chilly Bin

    - Piss up

    - togs

    - Harden up

    - Carked it

    - Yeah Na

    - Sweet as

    - Long drop

    - Not even ow

    - Munted

    - Dairy

    - Bach

    - dodgy

    - Stoked

    - Wop-wops

    - Eh?

    - Eh

    - Scull

    - Pavlova

    - Chocka

    - Kai

    - Tiki Tour

    - Takeaways

    - Fish n chips

    - Fush n chups

    - Flat out

    - Suss

    - Tu meke

    - Kia Ora

    - Ka Pai

    - Hard bro

    Chur bros shot for sticking around mate, make sure you come round for a piss up, but no bogans bro.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Im new zealander, kinda. My mums maori, they are the native people of new zealand. Maori is the official language of the country but dont worry most people speak english, The most beautiful place in new zealand to me would be queenstown. search it, its small but lovely. If you like the cold i recommend Dunedin. If you like the sun try auckland. Wellington is the capital city.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    new zealand is best known for being australias neighbours. australia is a much better place trust me.

  • 1 decade ago

    well i love New Zealand it is very beautiful.

    it's a great place to go for a holiday because they have very kind people and great places to see.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need to be more specific. I lived over there for 3 yrs. & have been back stateside for a few months now, deciding where to go work next.

  • 1 decade ago

    that i want to go! sorry but i live in oz i am not that far but its like 700 dollars to get there,ouch! it looks beautiful and the people are dare devils..

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