Basic facts• Area: 270 000km2• Population: 4.4 million• Capital city: Wellington• Official languages: English, Maori• Ethnic groups: European, Maori, Asian, Pacific people• Government: parliamentary constitutional monarchy• Monarch: Her Majesty Elizabeth II.• Governor-general: Sir Jerry Mateparae• Prime minister: John Key• National anthem: God save the Queen and God defend New Zealand
Interesting facts • NZ is nuclear free country, 10% of its evergy comes from geothermal power stations
• there is over 40 million sheep (used to be over 70 million 30years ago)
• NZand cars…there are 2.5 million cars in NZ. Only 2% of kiwis usebuses and 1% trains, pulic transport is nearly non existing compare toEurope.
Geography• NZ lays in Pacific ocean on the Southern Hemisphere• Average distance from Australia is about 2 200km• It is made up of 2 main islands: North Island and South Island, and many other smaller ones.• The closest neighbours are Tonga and Fiji in Pacific, about 1 000km• The climate is mild with maritime features but is is very divers, it depends on where in the country you are.• The north is hotter, temperature usually doesn´t go under 0°C
• NZ is 1600km long but maximum width is 400km• It has got varied landscape, ranging from hilly and green North across the geothermal area of Taupo and Rotorua in N.I., to Southern Alps and Fiordland in S.I.• The biggest lake is Taupo, in the middle of the N.I. It is a massive volcano crater.• NZ is volcanically active area, it´s part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. There are still active volcanoes and areas with steam and hot water coming from the ground. In Rotorua, there are mud pools, geysers and sulphur smell everywhere.
History• First settlers arrived from eastern Polynesia around 1200. They became the Maori- indigenous people of NZ.• in 1642 Dutch Abel Tasman arrived as a first European• In 1769 British explorer James Cook mapped NZ coastline• 6.2.1840- Treaty of Waitangi signed between Europeans and Maoris• 1893- first nation in the world that decleared right to vote for all women in country• 1947 NZ became part of Commonwealth realm
Maori people• Are first inhabitants of NZ (since 1200)• They went through a lot of fighting with Europeans over the land and their rights.• Nowadays they are well respected in NZ and known in the world because if their special culture and haka.
Ka mate Ringa pakia! Uma tiraha! Turi whatia! Hope whai ake! Waewae takahia kia kino! Tleskněte rukama o stehna! Vypněte hruď! Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka Pokrčte kolena! Pokrčte kyčle! ora! Dupněte nohama tak silně, jak Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka jen dokážete! ora! Tenei te tangata puhuru huru Zemřu! Zemřu! Žiji! Nana nei i tiki mai Zemřu! Zemřu! Žiji! Whakawhiti te ra Tohle je ten vlasatý muž A upane! Ka upane! který způsobil, že slunce opět A upane kaupane whiti te ra! svítí Hī !!! Jeden krok vzhůru! Další krok vzhůru!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaDRJ_oH Krok vzhůru, další... SluncenKo&feature=related svítí! Východ/Západ!!!
Kiwi • Is a flightless bird found only in NZ. • It´s a night bird and has feathers that looks and feel more like a fur. • It has the biggest egg compare to size of its body from all birds. • It´s struggling to survive. • There are strict rules about any animals in NP. • Traps to catch rats, possums, wilde cats and weasels are everywhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYYpQVA http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endsWqRc kiwi bird creen&NR=1&v=dgnaLZaTRUo rare white kiwi
Kiwis• The nickname for all Newzealanders• Personality: very very polite (say thank you and please in every second sentence) : friendly towards foreign people :open minded :more relaxed then Europeans, don´t stress about stuff, enjoy life :love travelling, getting to know new people and cultures
Culture• It was a colony of UK for o long time so its culture is strongly British. 70% people are of British origin and their grandparents brought British tradition when they came to NZ.• Maori culture and traditions are also very important for all kiwis.• But, nowadays NZ is modern multicultural country. Immigrants bring with them their food and tradition. That´s why you can celebrate Chinese new year as well as buy sushi or Indian takeaways at the same place.
Typical NZ• Wearing jandals (flip flops) and shorts everywhere and anytime• Walking bare foot, even to supermarkets
• BBQ on anytime of the year• Love to rugby and touch• Chips sandwiches
Kiwi slangCheers man! Fush n chups Choice! Aye cuz! Good on you mate! Just crach here! Don´t be an egg! She´ll be alright mate. Yeah bro! Aussie, Auzzie, Oz, Ya, i recon… Across the ditch… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtWirGxV7 Kapai! Q8&feature=related
Crazy kiwis• NZ is home to all kind of adventure sports.• Queenstown in S.I. is also called the adventure capital of the world. It´s a birthplace of commercial bungy, you can do there: skydiving, white water rafting, bungy swing, jet boat, horse riding, parachuting, parasailing…• Kiwis love adrenaline sports and many of them did at least one of those mentioned above.• It is also a big tourist attraction of NZ.