New Zealand in Top 10 Travel Destinations

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Did you know New Zealand was listed as one of the top 10 travel destinations? It was discovered by a recent worldwide poll of 32,000 travellers. Lonely Planet, a well-known travel guide has graded New Zealand as one of the top ten travel destinations in the world at number 2 with the title “favourite destination”. It follows Australia and is in the lead of Great Britain, Thailand, Greece, Italy and the United States. New...

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Speaking Kiwi (slang words and phrases)

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Many words and phrases listed here are common to New Zealand, Great Britain and Australia. These are some of the ones commonly used in New Zealand along with their definitions. Banger : Sausage Bach : Holiday cottage (pronounced ‘batch’, originated from a shortened form of bachelor, referring to a dwelling fit for a single man) Beehive : The main government building in Wellington Biscuit : Cookie Bludge : Scrounge, borrow...

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Did you know

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New Zealand is one of the first countries in the world to see the dawn. Local time is 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and daylight saving Time (summer time) in New Zealand runs from 2am on the first Sunday in October to 2am on the third Sunday in March. During this period clocks go forward one hour. New Zealand’s highest mountain is Aoraki/Mt Cook, at 3,754 metres New Zealand is also known as Aotearoa in the M?ori language...

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Travel Tips

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Travel tips for travelers to New Zealand Bring your drivers license, The best way to tour New Zealand is in a car. Internation drivers license would be prefered as some car rental companies might have problems accepting drivers license of certain countries. Bring plenty of sun cream and protective clothing such as sunglasses, hats etc. The Ozone layer in New Zealand is thinner than elsewhere in the world and the sun can cause burns....

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Some New Zealand Facts

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New Zealand had a population of a little over 4 million people, 15% of the population are Maori, 7% Pacific Islands, 3% Others and the balance are of European descent. The Maori people named New Zealand “Aotearoa”, the “Land of the Long White Cloud”. There are 47 million sheep and 70 million possums. New Zealand is 270,000 km2 and is approximately the same size as Great Britain or Japan. Mount Cook is New...

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New Zealand Facts

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New Zealand Essentials Full country name:Aotearoa/New Zealand Capital City: Wellington Area: 268,680 sq km Population: 4 million Largest City: Auckland (1.1million) New Zealand People People: 75% New Zealand European (Pakeha), 10% Maori, 5% other European, 4.5% Polynesian, 5% Asian, 0.5% other Religion: Predominantly Christian (75%) Language: English, Maori New Zealand Politics Government: Independent member of the Commonwealth of...

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