locationNew Zealand is a long narrow country lying roughly north-south. Consisting of the North and South Islands (and a number of smaller islands), it covers 103,736 square miles and is 1,000 miles long. It covers an area slightly larger than the United Kingdom. New Zealand is situated in the South Pacific south west of North America and 1,400 miles east of Australia.
New Zealand has a population of almost 3.5 million people, three quarters of whom live in the North Island, one of the two main islands. New Zealand Maori make up approximately 10% of the population, and Polynesian people.
The prime minister of new Zealand is called john key of the national party some people say he’s a good man. The prime minister of new Zealand is new since 19 November 2008. He was succeeded by the next prime minister ,Helen clark in 1999.8/24/2012 5
Marittal culture and history. N ew Zealands colorful history commences from the time when the Rangitata Land mass separates from the ancient super continent of Gondwana 80 million years ago, evolving over time to become modern New Zealand. As Polynesians discover and settle New Zealand, thought to be sometime between 950 and 1130 AD, the Moriori people are settling, possibly around the same time, the Chatham Islands, or Rekohu, a small group of islands off the coast of New Zealand 8/24/2012 6
Wellington is first of all the capital of New Zealand and the cultural,, international centre of the country. 8/24/2012 7
Famous sports The range of sports played in New Zealand reflect to a large extent its British colonial heritage. Some of the most popular sports in New Zealand, are primarily played in British Commonwealth countries. New Zealands most popular sports are rugby union, soccer, cricket, and netball (the top ranking female sport by8 8/24/2012
Famous food lamb, cervena (venison), crayfish (lobster), fresh fish and shellfish is plentiful. New Zealanders are spoilt for their choice of fresh produce, choose a world class sauvignon blanc or chardonnay from one of the countrys 376 wineries, and you have the perfect complement 8/24/2012 9
New Zealand experiences relatively little air pollution compared to many other countries, which makes the UV rays in our sunlight very strong during the summer months. In order to avoid sunburn, visitors should wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats when they are in direct summer sunlight, especially in the heat of the day (11 am - 4 pm). 8/24/2012 10
KaikouraSituated on the East Coast of New Zealands South Island is the seaside town of Kaikoura overlooks majestic mountains which are snow capped for many months of the year. In the waters off the coast an abundantly rich habitat for marine mammals and seabirds exists. Kaikoura is one of the few places in the world where whales can be seen all year round. In addition, dolphin swimming, seal swimming, fishing, diving, shark diving, and a large number of both land and water based activities is available. Kaikoura is situated in the Canterbury region 8/24/2012 11
Tongariro National Park is a World Heritage Park and one of the oldest National Parks in the world. The park contains 3 active volcanos that are situated in a desert like landscape. The area gets regular snowfalls in the winter and home to most of the ski fields in the North Island..2nd famous place 8/24/2012 12