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Factoids

"New Zealand's (and Australasia's) highest mountain is Aoraki Mount Cook. It is 3,754 metres (12,316 ft) high. The mountain formerly appeared on maps as Mount Cook. In 1998, the mountain was officially renamed Aoraki Mount Cook to incorporate its Maori name.  "

Aoraki Mt.Cook

"New Zealand's largest lake is Lake Taupo, extending to 616 square kilometers (or 238 sq miles). This makes it almost identical in size to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia and slightly smaller than Singapore. Lake Taupo formed in the crater left behind after a super volcano erupted 26,500 years ago. "

New Zealand's largest lake is Lake Taupo

"The world's first commercial Bungy (or bungee) jump took place in Queenstown, New Zealand in 1988.  Operated by AJ Hackett, who has since added jumps in France, Germany, Macau, Malaysia, Bali, and Australia to his repertoire, the first jump was a 43metre leap from Queenstown's Kawarau Bridge."

The world's first commercial bungy (or bungee) jump took place in Queenstown, NZ in 1988

"With 2.5 million cars for four million people, including children, New Zealand's car ownership rate is one of the world's highest. New Zealanders make only about 2% of their journeys by bus and fewer than 1% by rail. "

New Zealand's car ownership rate is one of the world's highest.

"Sir Edmund Hillary – the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest was a New Zealander (born in Auckland). "

Sir Edmund Hillary – the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest

"Fiordland National Park is one of the largest in the world at 1,228,348 hectares. It is also one of the wildest and least populated."

Fiordland National Park is one of the largest in the world at 1,228,348 hectares.

 
 

 

New Zealand - the Youngest Country on this Planet


Welcome
to New Zealand - the Youngest Country on this Planet !!!

Avon River, ChristchurchNew Zealand is the last of all the land masses to be discovered and thereby the youngest country on this Planet. New Zealand is in the south-western Pacific Ocean and is the least crowded countries on Earth. New Zealand is made up of 2 main Islands - the North Island and the South Island and a numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island / Rakiura and the Chatham Islands. Each Island offer their own unique scenery and attractions. The Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency (New Zealand's territorial claim in Antarctica).

The indigenous Māori language name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, commonly translated as "The Land of the Long White Cloud".
 

Factoid: "The film trilogy of the Lord of the Rings has had a massive impact on showing the world just how beautiful New Zealand's landscapes really are. And while most of the sets created specially for the movie have long been (deliberately) removed, the spectacular scenery remains and is well etched into the memories of movie goers. " Read More Facts about Maldives Island

 

 

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Fact File - New Zealand

Country:

conventional long form: none
conventional short form: New Zealand
abbreviation: NZ

Capital:

Wellington

Independence:

26 September 1907 (from the UK)

Flag description: Flag of Australia

Blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant with four red five-pointed stars edged in white centered in the outer half of the flag; the stars represent the Southern Cross constellation

Geography:

Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia

Almost 90% of the population lives in cities; Wellington is the southernmost national capital in the world

Map References: 

Oceania

Area:

total: 267,710 sq km
country comparison to the world: 75
land: 267,710 sq km
water: NA
note: includes Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Island, Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands

Language:

English (official), Maori (official), Sign Language (official)

Ethnic Groups:

European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Asian 5.7%, Pacific islander 4.4%, other 0.5%, mixed 7.8%, unspecified 3.8% (2001 census)

Religion:

Anglican 14.9%, Roman Catholic 12.4%, Presbyterian 10.9%, Methodist 2.9%, Pentecostal 1.7%, Baptist 1.3%, other Christian 9.4%, other 3.3%, unspecified 17.2%, none 26% (2001 census)

Climate:

Southern temperate zone. Neither excessively hot nor cold. Raincoat essential. Warm clothing suitable most of year. Seasons reversed from N. Hemisphere.

Currency:

New Zealand Dollar (NZD$) 1 NZD = 33.5201 INR approximately.

Time:

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day GMT/UTC +12. Daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in September; ends first Sunday in April

Note: New Zealand is divided into two time zones - New Zealand standard time (12 hours in advance of UTC), and Chatham Islands time (45 minutes in advance of New Zealand standard time)

Electricity:

220-240V 50Hz

Country Dialing Code:

+64

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Best time to visit New Zealand

Summer (Dec-Feb) | Autumn (Mar-May) | Winter (Jun-Aug) | Spring (Sep-Nov)

New Zealand's coldest month is July, and warmest is in January; New Zealand's seasons opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere. Average temperatures are around 150C (600F) in the upper North Island, and around 100C (500F) near the bottom of the South Island. The climate is fairly mild, without the extremes experienced in many other countries. In fact, New Zealand doesn't tend to have temperatures over 350C (1000F) or under -100C (140F). It tends to snow only in the mountains in the North Island, and mainly in the Southern Alps in the South Island, although it has been known to snow on some of the cities on the East Coast of the South Island from time to time.

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What to Pack while travelling to New Zealand

"Lightweight" and "Compact" are two words that should be etched on your mind when you are deciding what to bring along. New Zealand is well stocked with most personal items. You will have many opportunities to buy whatever you may need.

  • Acquaint yourself with New Zealand's seasons. Spring starts in September, summer in December, fall in March and winter in June.

  • Prepare for warm summers and mild winters. Layer with long shorts, khakis, simple cotton dresses, skirts, T-shirts and sweaters during the warmer months. A jacket is necessary for the fall, while a coat is your best bet for winter.

  • Pack sandals and a pair of walking shoes. You'll need hiking boots if you plan to take on any of the mountainous terrain.

  • Take a swimsuit, sunglasses and sunscreen if you'll be visiting any of the country's many beaches.

  • Bring a light raincoat and an umbrella, as showers are possible any time of year.

  • Remember an electric converter and adapter.

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Health and Safety in New Zealand

No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand.

New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, with a relatively low crime rate, few endemic diseases and a first-class healthcare and accident compensation system. However, we recommend you observe the same precautions with your personal safety and your possessions as you would in any other country or at home.

  • Keep copies of your important documents, e.g. passport and credit cards, and keep them separate from the originals.

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Festivals & Culture of  New Zealand

New Zealand is not only known for its breathtaking scenic beauty but also for its vibrant and dynamic culture. The culture of New Zealand reflects the synthesis of home grown indigenous cultures and western cultural influences. The Maori and Moriori cultures developed and took shape when the earliest inhabitants came to New Zealand and brought with them their own customs and language.

There are many Festival that happen in New Zealand. Waitangi day is a public holiday celebrated in New Zealand on 6th of February to commemorate the occasion when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. The day is a public holiday for all the New Zealanders.

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Shopping in New Zealand

New Zealand offers a huge variety of shopping from arts and craft markets, galleries and museum shops to exclusive designer stores. For traditional New Zealand souvenirs look for examples of superb Maori carvings in wood, bone and pounamu (greenstone or jade). You can also find jewellery and ornaments made from the iridescent paua shell (abalone), treasured by Maori for centuries.

New Zealand potters are recognized as among the world's finest and today many fine artisans are also working in stone, wood, glass and metals. The country's vast wool industry makes it possible to find wonderful hand knitted wool sweaters, beautiful wall hangings, homespun yarns and top-quality sheepskins.

Alongside top international fashion in boutique stores in the main city areas, you will also find New Zealand's own award-winning fashion labels, including Zambesi, NomD, Karen Walker and World.

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Entry Formalities and New Zealand Tourist Visa:

New Zealand Tourist visa allows people to visit New Zealand for a holiday or recreation, or to visit family and/or friends. This visa may also be used for other short-term non-work purposes including study for less than three (3) months.

The documents required when applying for a Australia Tourist visa are:

  • Visitor’s Visa/Permit Guide Form INZ 1018

  • Valid passport with two unused visa pages

  • Passport-size photograph(4.5cmx3.5cm) with white Background. The photograph must be less than six months old. Write your full name on the back of the photograph.

  • Details of your proposed activities in New Zealand

  • Copies of Valid Air Tickets

  • Evidence of health insurance for entire period of stay

  • Copies (not originals) of evidence of Funds of NZ$1000 per month for each person.

  • Copies (not originals) of evidence of Funds of NZ$400 per month for each person
    for maintenance, and evidence that your accommodation costs are already paid.

  • Previous passports if any

New Zealand Tourist Visa Fee: INR4,500 + INR600 TT Services Charges + INR1,500 Documentation Charges. (Subject to revise)

Time required to issue New Zeland Visa: From 7 working days to 4 weeks. It is advisable to allow plenty of time. The amount of time taken to finalise individual applications may vary significantly depending on processing requirements; If additional documents, Interviews or Medical examination are required, the New Zealand High Commission will notify you;

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