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Index History Climate Languages Economy Music Geography Culture Gastronomy Sports
History The territory of New Zealand is one of the last places in the world in a suitcase. The first Europeans to arrive in the region did so in the unlikely journey of John Jufré and Juan Fernandez in Oceania, at wich time they would have discovered New Zealand to Spain, at document submitted Philip II and in archaeological (Spanish style helmets) found in caves in the upper North Island.
Maories living in new zealand in the 10th century . New zealandbecamethebritishcolony. New zealandindependentsince 1907. Probably the Maori arrived between X an XIII century, thougt new evidence that date back to the first cenury.
Languages In New Zealand people speak newzild, they also have a sign language with two-handed manual alphabet.
Music The New Zealand hip hop tends to be humorous and not violent, like in other countries. There is a small but thriving renaissance of live music and dance parties.
Culture The culture of New Zealand is a fusion of Maori culture and from the descendants of British settlers, of whom most were working class. Maori culture also has several rites of haka: one is the moko, traditionals facial tatto Maori with which the distinguished and marked the clan to which he belonged.
Sports The most important is rugby. Other popular sports are cricket, netball, basketball and football. The New Zealand national team, the All blacks have the best record among all national teams. And champions hosted the first rugby World Cup in 1987 and will return to host the turnament in 2011. The haka, a traditional Maori war dance, is performed by the All Blacks before their international matches. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctA0dx-1cDQ
Climate The climate in New Zealand is basically cool temperate to warm temperate, ranging from a remarkable way according to latitude and altitude: the southwest, much inluenced by cold currents from Antartica and the largest holder of middle altitudes, is an area warm-cold, where glaciers are important.
Economy New Zealand has a developed economy, modern and prosperous, it is estimated that GDP (PPP) U.S. $ 115.624 million (2008). The country has a relatively high standard of living and an estimated GDP (per capita) of 27,017 in 2008, comparable to southern Europe.
Geography New Zealandis a long and narrowcontry of wuggedterrainconsisting of the North Island and South Island (and a smallgroup of islands) The North Islandswithit’sgoldenbeaches, ancient kauri forests, volcanoes, thermalareas and largecities.
Gastronomy New Zealand’scuisineis a blend of European, Asian and Polynesian. Venison kiwi Sauvignonblanc