Culture of New Zealand
New Zealand has a vibrant culture. New Zealand people love outdoor sports, their art, and culture makes them unique in the world. The culture of New Zealand has created a unique identity of the country be it in terms of demographics, geography or ecology.
New Zealand culture is now broadened by globalization and immigration from Asian countries. New Zealand has two national days of remembrance, i.e. Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day and celebrates holidays. The national anthem “God Defend New Zealand” is often sung both in Maori and English verses. People there try to minimize ethnic divisions, by simply calling themselves New Zealanders.
People own ostentatious houses and expensive cars. Cultural performances of Maori dances include the traditional kilt (male) and apron (female). The basic economy of New Zealand is from export of dairy, meat, fish, fruit products which also include wine, deer velvet, seafood, etc. The food supply is in surplus and the country majorly imports luxury items from Australia, which also include fresh fruits and vegetables. People of New Zealand are trying to industrialize the country. The industries have started manufacturing, assembly and processing to some extent. Motor car assembly and electrical and electronic appliances are the basis of the industry.
Economy’s growth is because of trade, hospitality, tourism, finance, computer software and film, etc. There are three official languages of New Zealand English, Maori and NZ sign language. English has become day to day business language within New Zealand. The Maori language has been the part of New Zealand and its culture. Maori has been recognized as an official language of New Zealand.