It is so spacious and green . Everything is in its intact, primitive form as it’s been kept away from pollution but yet modernized.
I was also surprised to see a lot of second-hand Japanese cars running around on open roads. Kiwis seem very happy with what they’ve got.
This country is famous for not only the breathtaking scenery and landscapes, but also the blending of various cultures in such geographically isolated country. Polynesians, Maoris, Europeans and Asians all integrated together.
As a foreigner (or a new immigrant), I see New Zealand as a pure outdoor paradise . Here we have native bush, alpine lakes, glaciers, beaches and volcanoes. Everyone can find their own niche within part of the nature.
Often, my Asian friends ask me about what’s worth seeing in NZ. I always say, “the friendly people, fresh food and majestic scenery!”
Allan’s meaning of New Zealand Culture in the World
My ancestors came to New Zealand 140 years ago and were predominately Scottish. Modern New Zealand society is a mix of cultures from Polynesia, Britain, Ireland, Europe and Asia as well as the Maori tangata whenua (original inhabitants).
New Zealand is unique with its isolated position down-under, surrounded by a vast ocean. We have unique wildlife such as the kiwi, local fauna and indigenous Maori people. The land holds a mix of stunning mountains and fiords, subtropical beaches as well as volcanoes.
Like many Kiwis (New Zealanders), I have travelled and worked in Europe in my 20’s and enjoyed being immersed in European culture. Since the mid 90’s I have been a passionate exporter and regular international traveller. I feel great pride in not only marketing my own product to the world and marketing our country, but also significantly helping the economy.
Many lost their lives on the Western Front in WW1 including 2 more of my great uncles. As a Nation New Zealand made it’s presence felt and many paid the ultimate price for their courage at Gallipoli, Turkey in 1914. A family trip of remembrance of our Great Uncle.