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					    New Zealand

• Mafalda Trincão no. 4568
• Mariana Carvalho no. 4488
Map

 Location: Oceania, islands
   in the South Pacific
   Ocean, southeast of
   Australia; the country is
   spread over two main
   islands, known as the
   'North Island' and the
   'South Island'
 Area: 268 680 sq km
 Capital: Wellington
Flag
  It’s blue, with the flag
     of the UK in the
     upper hoist-side
     quadrant and with
     four red five-pointed
     stars edged in white
     centered in the outer
     half of the flag, which
     represent the
     Southern Cross
     constellation.
                 The National Anthem
                         New Zealand holds a rare position in the world in that it
                         has two national anthems of equal standing - 'God
                         Defend New Zealand' and 'God Save The Queen'. Both
                         of these anthems have origins which have been
                         inspired by the fire of patriotism yet were written under
                         markedly different situations.

God Defend New Zealand
                                                            Let our love for Thee increase,
    God of nations! at Thy feet                             May Thy blessings never cease,
    In the bonds of love we meet,                           Give us plenty, give us peace,
    Hear our voices, we entreat,                            God defend our Free Land.
    God defend our Free Land.                               From dishonour and from shame
    Guard Pacific's triple star,                            Guard our country's spotless name
    From the shafts of strife and war,                      Crown her with immortal fame,
    Make her praises heard afar,                            God defend New Zealand.
    God defend New Zealand
                                                            May our mountains ever be
    Men of ev'ry creed and race                             Freedom's ramparts on the sea,
    Gather here before Thy face,                            Make us faithful unto Thee,
    Asking Thee to bless this place,                        God defend our Free Land.
    God defend our Free Land.                               Guide her in the nations' van,
    From dissension, envy, hate,                            Preaching love and truth to man,
    And corruption guard our State,                         Working out Thy Glorious plan,
    Make our country good and great,                        God defend New Zealand.
    God defend New Zealand.
    Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
    But, should foes assail our coast,
    Make us then a mighty host,                             This version of the national anthem was published in the
    God defend our Free Land.                               Listener in 1940.
    Lord of battles in thy might,                           Words by Thomas Bracken, music by John J. Woods
    Put our enemies to flight,
    Let our cause be just and right,
    God defend New Zealand.
                                 Population

POPULATION…………..4,035,461
(about 80% of the population lives in   Nationality:
    cities)                                        noun: New Zealander(s)
                                                   adjective: New Zealand
Ethnic groups:
    European 69.8%,
    Maori 7.9%,                         Religions:
    Asian 5.7%                                       Anglican 14.9%
    Pacific islander 4.4%                            Roman Catholic 12.4%
    other 0.5%                                       Presbyterian 10.9%
    mixed 7.8%                                       Methodist 2.9%
    unspecified 3.8% (2001 census)                   Pentecostal 1.7%
                                                     Baptist 1.3%
                                                     other Christian 9.4%
Languages:                                           other 3.3%
   English (official),                               unspecified 17.2%
   Maori                                             none 26% (2001 census)
                              Food
• Pavlovas(Pavlova is like a meringue cake, but with a light soft
  centre and crisp golden crust that literally melt in the mouth. Topped
  off with fresh whipped cream and selected fruits)

• Ginger Beer
• Afghan Biscuits (are a mixture of cornflakes, cocoa powder, sugar
  and butter, which is baked and then topped with chocolate icing and
  walnuts )
• ANZAC Biscuits
• Roast Lamb
• HokeyPokey
• Banana Sandwiches
• Golden Syrup
• Gingernuts
• Vegemite Quiche
                          Symbols
• Fern (The fern leaf has been chosen as a national symbol and is
  used particularly by new zealand´s international sporting teams)




• The kiwi (the kiwi is unique to New Zealand and is one of its national
  symbols; kiwi is also the popular nickname for a New Zealander)




• flowers of the kowhai tree
                  Famous people
• Peter Jackson (filmography-Producer, Director, Writer )

• Kiri Te Kanawa (singer)




• Anna Paquin (actress- “the piano”)

• Sam Neill (Gained commercial success and recognition in the
  United States with Jurassic Park-1993)
                     Famous place
• Wellington (cultural, administrative and political center of the
  country)




• Christchurch (the largest city in the South Island)

• Auckland (the New Zealand’s largest urban area; the centre of
  commerce and industry)
                        Landscapes
                                      • New Zealand is a country of
Volcanoes in the New Zealand Region     rare seismic beauty: glacial
                                        mountains, fast-flowing rivers,
                                        deep, clear lakes, hissing
                                        geysers and boiling mud.
                                        There are also abundant forest
                                        reserves and long, deserted
                                        beaches.

                                      • Terrain: predominately
                                        mountainous with some large
                                        coastal plans.

                                      • Highest point: Mount Cook
                                        (3750m )
                            Animals
• Moa (Moa were large flightless birds that went extinct in the late
  1700's)



• Tuatara (an unusual reptile)

• Kiwi (The kiwi is a flightless bird from New Zealand; it is the national
  emblem of New Zealand)




• Kakapo (the heaviest parrot in the world)
                         Curiosities
    New Zealand's landscape has appeared in a number of television
    programmes and films. As examples:

•   the television series “Hercules” and “Xena”
•   the film “Heavenly Creatures
•   The television series “The Tribe”
•   the epic “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy
•   “The Last Samurai”
•   “King Kong”
                 Monuments
• Sky Tower-Auckland




• Cathedral Square- Christchurch
Hooray (bye)

				
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