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Old July 21st, 2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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New Zealand / Aotearoa






Interesting Facts

The indigenous Maori name of New Zealand is ‘New Zealand Aotearoa’. Translated into English, it means ‘New Zealand, The Land of the Long White Cloud’.

New Zealand gained independence from Great Britain in the year 1907.

New Zealand is located in the Oceania Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies around 1500 km to the south-east of Australia.

New Zealand is part of 'The Pacific Rim of Fire'. Mount Ruapehu, situated in central North Island, is the most active volcano of the country.

New Zealand is spread over an area of approximately 268,021 sq km and its coastline is around 15,134 km long.

The official languages of New Zealand are English and Te Reo Maori.

New Zealand was the first democracy in the West that gave women the right to vote.

As far as the geography of New Zealand is concerned, 30 percent comprises of forests.

Bungee jumping was invented in New Zealand.

Dunedin city of New Zealand boast of housing the country’s oldest university, first newspaper and first botanical gardens.

Edmund Hillary, the first person to climb Mt Everest, was a citizen of New Zealand.

New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) is amongst the least stable currencies in the OECD.

New Zealand has one of the highest car ownership rates in the world, with 2.5 million cars for 4 million people.

New Zealand has won the most Olympic gold medals, per capita, amongst all the participant countries.

New Zealand is amongst the top five dairy exporters in the world. Combined with the other four biggest exporters, it supplies around 90 percent of dairy products on the international market.

New Zealand is home to the largest flightless parrot (kakapo), oldest reptile (tuatara), biggest earthworms, smallest bats, heaviest insect (a weta), some of the oldest trees and many rarest species birds, insects, and plants, in the world.

New Zealand, before European arrival, had no predatory animals. Thus, it was like a heaven for birds, many of them flightless.

The share of New Zealand in the world exports of sheep meat is around 54 percent.

To become a New Zealand citizen, you must swear an oath of loyalty to Queen Elizabeth.


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Queenstown / Tahuna


Otago, Southwestern South Island



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Franz Josef Glacier / Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere


Westland Tai Poutini National Park, West Coast, South Island



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Franz Josef Glacier by cooperis, on Flickr



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Mount Ngauruhoe


Tongariro National Park, Central North Island



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Mt Ngauruhoe (101 must dos #13) by Jenelopy, on Flickr



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Mount Maunganui / Mauao


Bay of Plenty, North Island



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Fiordland


Fiordland National Park, Southwestern corner of the South Island



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Snow cave with a view! New Zealand/ South Island/ Fiordland National Park by Douglas Thorne, on Flickr


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Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau


North Island



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Mount Cook / Aoraki


Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Southern Alps, South Island



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Nice man, will be back for more.
Yeah, I figured nobody else started a thread for New Zealand so I may as well, to show everyone how beautiful it is

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Abel Tasman National Park


Northern South Island



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Waiotapu


Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, North Island



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Wai-O-Tapu's colors are insane by radmegan, on Flickr



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Bay of Islands


Northland Region, North Island



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Salt Air Scenic Flights - Bay of Islands, New Zealand by Ruth Lawton, on Flickr



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French Pass / Te Aumiti


Northeastern Tip of the South Island



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Milford Sound


Fiordland National Park, Southwestern corner of the South Island



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Mount Cook / Aoraki


Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Southern Alps, South Island



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Wellington


Southwestern Tip of the North Island



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Oriental Bay fountain, Wellington by Chris Bryant - New Zealand, on Flickr



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Lake Wanaka


Otago region, Southwestern corner of the South Island



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Mount Taranaki / Mount Egmont


Taranaki Region, West Coast of the North Island



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