About New Zealand

PEOPLE

  • Friendly
  • Welcoming towards visitors
  • Relaxed, informal
  • English speaking

CLIMATE

  • Temperate – not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too dry
  • Moderated by the oceans
  • North Island – winterless sometimes
  • South Island – 4 definite seasons

CITIES

Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston, North Wellington, Christ Church, Wanganui Dunedin, Rotorua are some popular ones.

SCENERY

  • Almost every type can be found
  • Snow capped mountain ranges
  • Fiords, Glaciers, Lakes
  • Wild rivers, Native forests
  • Sandy beaches, broad plains
  • Active Volcanoes

SPORTS & RECREATIONS

Bungee Jumping, Jet Boating, White Water Rafting, Heli Skiing and Snow Boarding, Trail Bike Riding. Rugby Cricket, Yachting, Gardening, Rock/Mountain Climbing, Golf etc.

POPULATION

  • 79.6% are from European Ethnic groups
  • 14.5% are Maori
  • 5% pacific Island Polynesian
  • 2.2% Chinese
  • 1.2% Indian
  • Total Population 4 Million