New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
By: Aries C.
New Zealand is part of thr Pacific Islands.
The backbone of New Zealand is part of volcanic mountains formed along a border.
The North Island is narrow and hilly.
The South Island is very mountainous.
The Maori People
Prior to European settlement in 1769, the Maori didn't consider themselves a nation.
The plains have rich soil, and the marine west coast climate is ideal for farming.
The livestock is well suited for the local conditions, and their products are shipped over thousands of miles.
New Zealand produces one quarter of the world's kiwifruit.
The majority of people live in large cities along the coast.
Auckland is New Zealand's largest city.
Wellington overlooks Cook Strait, which seperates North Island from South Island.
Cook Strait seperates the North and South islands.
High Islands are huge chains of underwater mountains.
One ring-shaped islands called atolls.
Micronesia was settled between 3000 and 2000 B.C..
Melanesia was the first inhabited island.
Polynesia's characteristics were developed over a long period of time.
Coconut, pineapple, and skipjack are major exports of these Islands.
Vacationers in search of warm, sunny beaches head for these islands.
Territories supervised by other nations.
Issues the Pacific Islands face
The islands struggle with economic development.