About New Zealand
Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud
New Zealand is made up of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, and has a population of 4 million people, three quarters of whom live in the North Island. The capital city is Wellington, which is located on the southern tip of the North Island.
New Zealand is a unique country with beautiful scenery and friendly people. New Zealand is a parliamentary democracy offering a safe political environment for international students and visitors. It is primarily a European culture with a strong Maori cultural heritage. New Zealand has absorbed many of the rich and historic cultural elements from the Maori and Pacific Island heritages and now from its rapidly growing multi-cultural Asian communities.
The following internet sites can help with more information about living in New Zealand: