Life in New Zealand
New Zealand is a beautiful and less populated multicultural nation. Most of the New Zealanders are British or Europeans with only 18% of the population consisting Maori or Pacific Island origins. There are large numbers of foreigners also in New Zealand with an increasing number of Asians in recent past.
The visitors from all over the world are attracted towards New Zealand. People not only come here as tourist but a huge number of students choose New Zealand for studying also. The country has varied landscapes and dramatic culture which attract visitors all over the world. The natural beauty of the country comprises of high snow clad mountains, fiords, huge forests, lakes, beaches and coastal inlets.
The tourist and recreational areas in the country are only at one to two hours of drive from major cities. This will not cause great expenses. New Zealanders are quite friendly and easy going people who always like to meet people from other countries and cultures. People here are very sports oriented and take part in wide variety of games and sports. The best known sports are rugby and cricket, with netball, badminton, squash, skiing, tennis, basketball, athletics, soccer, and hockey also very popular.
New Zealand export products include fish, meat, fruits, timber, etc. The country also manufactures goods in areas of information technology, biological and medical research. Now a day’s tourism and education are becoming increasingly important for the economy of the country.
New Zealand has produced some of the best’s opera singers, musicians, writers, painters. New Zealand cuisine and regional customs and traditions are well known on international grounds. The variety will tempt your taste buds. Life in quite easy going in New Zealand.