About  Newzealand

Imagine a land the size of the UK or Japan with all the facilities of an advanced western economy – but a fraction of the people.

New Zealand is a modern, diversified country with much less pressure on space and natural resources. New Zealand in simple don't have the pollution, congestion and health issues that you often find elsewhere.

New Zealand is an island country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses - that of the North and South Islands - and numerous smaller islands. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of both animal and plant life. With a mild maritime climate, the land was mostly covered in forest and large number of unique bird species.

People , Arts & Culture

The majority of New Zealand's population is of European descent; the indigenous Maori are the largest minority, followed by Asians. English, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages, with English predominant. Much of New Zealand's culture is derived from Maori and early British settlers.

There are excellent galleries and museums to explore in most centres, a world-class national orchestra and strong regional orchestras. All the main centres have professional theatre companies and there are national ballet and opera companies. Arts scene has a distinctive flavour, resulting from the impact of Maori and Pacific performers and visual artists. Their influence is felt in every aspect of arts scene.

Climate

New Zealand has a mild and temperate maritime climate with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10 C (50 F) in the south to 16 C (61 F) in the north.

Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch all receive a yearly average in excess of 2,000 hours of sunshine. The southern and south-western parts of the South Island have a cooler and cloudier climate, with around 1,4001,600 hours; the northern and north-eastern parts of the South Island are the sunniest areas of the country and receive approximately 2,4002,500 hours.

Work life balance

You may be pleasantly surprised at how relaxed the pace of life is here. Whether it is there easy-going way with each other, or less crowded communities with less traffic, or relatively low crime rates and the more compact businesses we work in, lifes generally less stressed here. Most migrants find the reality actually exceeds expectations in this regard.

Sport and outdoors

New Zealand is one big natural playground and you'll get plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors as well as indoors. Working hard and then grabbing those opportunities out of office hours really is the lifestyle in New Zealand. Rugby is NZs national sport and current Rugby World Cup holders.

New Zealand is geographically long and skinny. Beaches are usually sandy, the water quality is great. There are many rivers and lakes and plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, kite boarding and canoeing. If you enjoy being in, on or under the water, you and your family will be right in your element here in New Zealand.

New Zealand has huge natural reserves ideal for walking, picnicking or mountain biking, tramping (trekking), hunting, camping and family holidays. Here are just a few sports famous in New Zealand: rugby, football, netball, cricket, hockey, basketball, golf, and swimming and many more.

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