New Zealand

Tony Chen

Landform of the Region, Mountain Range, Bodies of Water and Plains.

In New Zealand comprised of two large islands, hundreds of coastal islands and many regional islands.

There are over 100 Mountains and rivers.


Canterbury Plains

Hauraki Plains

Manawatu Plains

Southland Plains

Taieri Plains


North Island Volcanic Plateau


New Zealand has a temperate climate with moderately high rainfall and many hours of sunshine. While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10°C (14°F) in winter.

Animals And Plants

Animals: Kimi, kokako, kea, more, eel, seals.....

Plants: Rainforest, koru, rata, mosses, ferns.....

Natural Resources

There is Natural Resources You can Find in New Zealand

Natural gas, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone.


Maoris were the first inhabitants of New Zealand, arriving on the islands in about 1000 years. Maori oral history maintains that the Maoris came to the island in seven canoes from other parts of Polynesia. In 1642, New Zealand was explored by Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator. British captain James Cook made three voyages to the islands, beginning in 1769. Britain formally annexed the islands in 1840.
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Language and People

Language: English, Maori and NZ Sigh language.

People: Today, of the 4.4 million New Zealanders, approximately 69% are of European descent, 14.6% are indigenous Māori, 9.2% Asian and 6.9% non-Māori Pacific Islanders.

Land Use

Between 2002 and 2007, the total area of land used for farming in New Zealand decreased, including that used for sheep, beef cattle, and deer farming. However, land used for dairy farming increased.

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Religion and Education


Christianity (53.6%)

No religion (34.3%)

Undeclared (7.7%)

Hinduism (1.7%)

Buddhism (1.4%)

Other religions (1.3%)

The education system in New Zealand is a three-tier model which includes primary schools, followed by secondary schools (high schools) and tertiary education at universities and/or polytechs.

Tradition, Customs and Food

Traditions are woven into everyday life and they have a traditional style of cooking called a 'Hangi'.

Customs: Zealanders eat three main meals a day. Breakfast consists of eggs, sausage, and bacon. Lunch is typically a meat pie, hamburger, or sandwich. Dinner is a full meal generally featuring some type of meat dish, often lamb.

Food: Lamb, pork, salmon, crayfish, bluff oysters, whitebait and abalone。

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Current Issues And Challenges Facing the Country

Current issues:

Aerosol - a collection of airborne particles dispersed in a gas, smoke, or fog.

Pollution - the contamination of a healthy environment by man-made waste.

Challenges facing the country:

Depletion of the resource.

An inability of those harvesting the resource to secure benefits from it.