New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

By: Aries C.

New Zealand

New Zealand is part of thr Pacific Islands.
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Two Islands

The backbone of New Zealand is part of volcanic mountains formed along a border.
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North Island

The North Island is narrow and hilly.
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South Island

The South Island is very mountainous.

The Maori People

Prior to European settlement in 1769, the Maori didn't consider themselves a nation.
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Economy

The plains have rich soil, and the marine west coast climate is ideal for farming.
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Livestock

The livestock is well suited for the local conditions, and their products are shipped over thousands of miles.
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Kiwifruit

New Zealand produces one quarter of the world's kiwifruit.
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Population

The majority of people live in large cities along the coast.
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Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city.
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Wellington

Wellington overlooks Cook Strait, which seperates North Island from South Island.
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Cook Strait

Cook Strait seperates the North and South islands.
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High Islands

High Islands are huge chains of underwater mountains.
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Low Islands

One ring-shaped islands called atolls.
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Micronesia

Micronesia was settled between 3000 and 2000 B.C..
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Melanesia

Melanesia was the first inhabited island.
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Polynesia

Polynesia's characteristics were developed over a long period of time.
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Economic Activities

Coconut, pineapple, and skipjack are major exports of these Islands.
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Tourism

Vacationers in search of warm, sunny beaches head for these islands.
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Trust Territories

Territories supervised by other nations.
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Issues the Pacific Islands face

The islands struggle with economic development.
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