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New Zealand

New Zealand
  • Capital

    Capital

    Wellington

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:07

  • Population

    Population

    4.85 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +64

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ NZD (dollar)

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New Zealand

New Zealand
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Wellington

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:07

  • Population

    Population

    4.85 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +64

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ NZD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 3 220

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.71 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 732mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    268 680 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    33%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    39%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    42%

  • Railways

    Railways

    4029km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    15.24 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    European - 69 %
    Maori - 7 %
    Pacific Islander - 4 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Anglican - 15 %
    Roman Catholic - 12 %
    Presbyterian - 11 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    Maori
    Samoan

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    8 950

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    11.2 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.3%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    7 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    dairy products, lamb and mutton, wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables, wool

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    17%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    30%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    34 664kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    1 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    69

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What not to do when visiting New Zealand

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Don't eat food until it has been blessed in Maori, if eating with Maori.

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Don't ever make jokes about rugby, the lord of the rings or the Queen of the United Kingdom - New Zealanders take these things seriously.

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Don’t forget to shake hands with a smile when greeting. The first name is typically used after the introduction.

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New Zealand has made an estimated 200 million dollars as a result of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. To manage the money and the incoming tourists, a ‘Lord of the Rings Minister’ has been introduced.

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Don't overstay your visit at someone's home.

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Don't wrap your gifts in red if receiver is Maori - red is the taboo colour for Maori.

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Don't mix up Aussies and Kiwis - you will definitely be corrected.

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Don't smoke - smoking is banned in pubs, restaurants as well as on public transport or in public buildings.

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Don't touch head and hair of others, especially of a chief or to touch a mans head - it might be considered as weird.

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There are 70 million sheep in New Zealand (with 4 million people).

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Don't make the "V" hand gesture for victory sign.

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10/21
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Don't forget to bring your own beer (B.Y.O.) if invited to a barbecue - you may also be invited to bring your own meat or a salad.

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Don't be late for an appointment, nor to make promises which you cant keep or make exaggerated claims.

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12/21
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Don't rest your elbows on the table. Put your fork and knife parallel on the plate with the handles facing to the right when you are done eating.

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Don't fear to use the word "kiwi" - it's not an offensive name when referring to New Zealanders. They will call themselves kiwis, too.

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New Zealand's first hospital was opened in 1843.

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Don't forget to open your gift upon receipt. Give flowers, chocolate, liquor, or a book about your home country.

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Don't get sunburnt. Thanks to the hole in the ozone layer, the burn time in New Zealand is about 7-10 minutes in the summer.

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Don't tip - it's not customary in New Zealand. However, do tip if the services are outstanding.

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Don’t be worried about using the first names - locals don’t stand on ceremony, and they usually move to a first name basis quickly.

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Don't stand in the middle of the road and hold up traffic when taking pictures, watch out for cars.

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The oldest exposed surface on Earth is New Zealand's south island.

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Don't be surprised if you see a lot of barefoot people.

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Don't be surprised by riding in the front seat in taxis - it's common especially for men.

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Don't f orget to dress conservatively and formally for business occasions. Dark suits with a conservative tie and white shirt for men. Suits, dresses, or skirts and blouses for women. Wear casual attire for informal occasions.

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