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Information on New Zealand. Political, economic, cultural, and geographical aspects

Information on New Zealand. Political, economic, cultural, and geographical aspects



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    • New Zealand
    • Political / legal aspects
    • The New Zealand Parliament has only 1 chamber, the House of Representatives, which seats 120 members of parliament. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_zealand
    • Women in New Zealand got the right to vote in 1893 - 78 years before women in Switzerland got the right to vote. Source: http://www.swissworld.org/en/people/women/the_right_to_vote/
    • New Zealand is considered the world's safest place thanks in part to Kiwi society's high respect for human rights and lack of hostility toward foreigners, along with the low risk of political instability and internal conflict. Source: http://travel.sympatico.ca/PhotoGalleries/articles/safest_destinations.htm?feedname=PHOTO_ GALLERY_TRIPATLAS_SAFESTDESTINATIONS&pos=11&nolookup=true
    • "New Zealand’s infrastructure is in need of upgrading." "Investment in infrastructure projects and incentives to boost innovation capacity would be expected to improve the country’s competitiveness going into the future." Source: The World Economic Forum: The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010, p. 31.
    • Economical aspects
    • GDP by sector in US$ billion Source http://www.scribd.com/doc/17337663/Forestry-New-Zealand-Digital-Country-Report-?classic_ui=1
    • Natural gas Limestone Iron ore Natural Gold resources Sand Hydropower Coal Timber
    • Dairy products Meat Fish Export products Wood Machinery Wood products
    • Agriculture 2/3 of exported goods
    • New Zealand is the world's 8th largest milk producer, with about 2.2% of world production. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_New_Zealand
    • Milk production in New Zealand projected to increase from about 15 Million tonnes in 2004 to more than 20 Million tonnes in 2014. Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/15563131/Agricultural-Outlook, p. 86.
    • There were 38.5 million sheep and 4.39 million beef cattle in New Zealand in June 2007. The number of sheep saw a substantial fall from the 70.3 million in 1982, while beef cattle numbers declined by about 10% over the same period. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_New_Zealand
    • About 25% of kiwis produced in the world are produced in New Zealand. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_New_Zealand
    • The corporatisation and privatisation of public enterprises induced more efficient operation. Sources McMillan, John: "Managing Economic Change: Lessons from New Zealand." http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/119124508/PDFSTART Boles de Boer and Evans, 1996; Duncan and Bollard, 1992; Spicer, Emanuel and Powell, 1996).
    • Farmers were able to expand by buying out struggling operations. Source http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/worldbusiness/02farm.html?pagewanted= 2
    • With the world shifting to more health-conscious products, farmers responded by moving away from Jerseys, with milk rich in butterfat, to larger Friesians, which provide more protein-rich milk. To produce the higher-protein milk in a more compact animal, they began crossing Jerseys with Friesians, in a breed now known as the Kiwi cross. Today, cows in New Zealand cost less to feed and yield more milk solids, making them more profitable. Dairy farming has become so much more lucrative in the postsubsidy era that many sheep farmers, once even more heavily subsidized, have been shifting to dairy. Source http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/worldbusiness/02farm.html?pagewanted=2
    • “The reason we’ve succeeded is we’ve been low-cost producers,” said Kevin Wooding, a former chairman of Dairy Farmers of New Zealand who milks about 700 cows in the Waikato’s rolling, iridescent hills. “We kept our grass systems in place.” Source http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/worldbusiness/02farm.html?pagewanted= 2
    • With little suitable land available for growing grain, New Zealand’s dairy farmers survived by exploiting their environment. Because winters are relatively mild and the country has no predators like coyotes or wolves, it can keep its cows and sheep on pasture year-round with nothing but basic fences to control them. Source http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/worldbusiness/02farm.html?pagewanted=2
    • Sheep farmers also responded by becoming more competitive themselves. Farmers reduced the huge herds of mostly small and fatty lambs they had been raising, importing breeds from Finland and Denmark to improve the fertility of their ewes and producing larger, leaner lambs. “The output of 40 million sheep we have today is as great as from 70 million,” said Tom Mandeno, a director at Meat and Wool New Zealand, who manages 2,500 sheep and 400 beef cattle. Source http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/worldbusiness/02farm.html?pagewanted=2
    • Wine overtook wool exports in value for the first time, and it is now the country's 12th most valuable export, worth NZ$760m ($610m), up from NZ$94m in 1997. New Zealand Winegrowers (NZWG), a national trade body, boasts that the industry sold 1 billion glasses of wine in nearly 100 countries. Source Wine in New Zealand. http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=E1_TDJNGQNP
    • Imports by countries such as Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and North Africa are projected to increase substantially over the Outlook period. Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/15563131/Agricultural-Outlook, p. 86.
    • New Zealand is projected to place a greater emphasis on production of milk powders to satisfy growing demand for this product in emerging markets. Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/15563131/Agricultural-Outlook, p. 89.
    • Supermarkets
    • Foodstuffs http://www.foodstuffs.co.nz/ More than 680 stores and wholesale outlets. Employs more than 30,000 people in New Zealand Progressive Enterprises http://www.progressive.co.nz/ Part of Woolworths Limited. Operates 150 Countdown, Woolworths and Foodtown supermarkets. Employs more than 18,000 people in New Zealand.
    • Grocery prices in Australia and New Zealand had risen 41% and 42.5% respectively since the start of 2000. According to Professor Zumbo - an Australian commentator on competition, consumer and franchising law - New Zealand's food prices have increased faster than every other major industrialised nation except Korea, with Australia next in line. He puts this down to a lack of competition given that both the Australian and New Zealand supermarket sectors are dominated by two major players: Foodstuffs and Progressive Enterprises here in New Zealand, and Coles and Woolworths across the Tasman. Source: http://www.act.org.nz/news/heather-roys-diary-269
    • Energy
    • 70% of electricity generated in New Zealand comes from renewable energy, primarily hydropower and geothermal power. This is expected to increase - with wind energy making up much of that increase Sources http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b3VzcK2xqM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_in_New_Zealand
    • Electricity generation by source Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_sector_in_New_Zealand
    • Aviemore Dam, hydro station on the Waitaki River hydro scheme Waitaki Dam Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_in_new_zealand http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Waitaki
    • Tourism
    • In 2006, New Zealand was visited by 2.4 Million tourists. This number is predicted to increase yearly by 4%. Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/7004537/Advantages-of-Tourism-for-New-Zealand
    • In 2006, the 2.4 Million tourists visiting New Zealand spent $18 billion, i.e. $7500 per person on average. Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/7004537/Advantages-of-Tourism-for-New-Zealand
    • Tourism in New Zealand employs over 100,000 fulltime equivalent employees which is 5.9% of total employment. Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/7004537/Advantages-of-Tourism-for-New-Zealand
    • The wildfoods festival in Hokitika attracts yearly around 15,000 visitors to the area. Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/7004537/Advantages-of-Tourism-for-New-Zealand
    • Aluminium
    • Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter, Southern New Zealand Provides NZ$3.65 billion worth of economic benefit to the New Zealand economy. The ore imported from Australia. The finished product is exported to Japan. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiwai_Point
    • Banking
    • "Blair summarizes the changes at BNZ (Bank of New Zealand) with a telling anecdote. "I was walking by one of our stores on a Sunday morning with my kids, and my son said, "Dad, the doors on the bank are open." And I thought, crap, someone forget to close the doors. But then I looked in, and saw that the entire store was open. No one is forced to roster on Sunday, but team members had come in from other branches in order to swap their hours. One mom was there working on Sunday because she wanted to take Wednesday off. And it hit me: no one at head office even knows when the stores are open." Adds Chris, "The freedom to open when you want may not be the biggest thing we’ve done, but it’s the most symbolic in terms of telling our people, "we trust you, and we’re serious about empowering you."" Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/management/2009/08/07/unshackling-employees/
    • Telecommunications
    • http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/ http://www.callplus.co.nz/ http://www.iconz.co.nz/ http://www.kordia.co.nz/ http://www.m2nz.co.nz/ http://www.orcon.net.nz/ http://www.phonehirenz.com/ http://www.slingshot.co.nz/ http://www.snap.net.nz/ http://www.southerncrosscables.com/ http://www.telecom.co.nz/ http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/ http://www.vodafone.co.nz/ http://www.woosh.com/ http://www.wxc.co.nz/
    • Cultural aspects
    • Population 4.5 Million Groups in population 70% Europeans 8% Maori 6% Asian Languages English Maori Sources https://www.cia.gov/
    • New Zealand population Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_zealand
    • Source: http://www.geert-hofstede.com/hofstede_new_zealand.shtml
    • Living national icons • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), • Peter Jackson (film maker), • Sam Neill (actor), • Crowded House (band), • Bic Runga (singer songwriter), • Dave Dobbyn (musician), • Tom Ashley (board sailing), • Sophie Pascoe (swimmer), Valerie Vili (athletics), • Carl Hayman (rugby), • Daniel Carter (rugby), • Margaret Mahy (children's writer) Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/country-profile/new-zealand
    • Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqnimvUMCAk
    • Geographical / environmental aspects
    • Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_zealand
    • Topography Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_zealand
    • Mount Cook, 3754 metres Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_zealand
    • Source: http://travel.sympatico.ca/PhotoGalleries/articles/safest_destinations.htm?feedname=PHOTO_GALLER Y_TRIPATLAS_SAFESTDESTINATIONS&pos=11&nolookup=true
    • Baldwin Street, the world's steepest. Slope: 19 degrees Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_Street,_Dunedin