Friday, August 26, 2011

New Zealand Infomation.

You could find my county, New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean. Polynesians settled NZ in 1250 - 1300 and Europeans first made contact in 1642. In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the Maori and British people. Maori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and non - Maori Polynesians. The Maori name of New Zealand is Aotearoa which translates to ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’.
There are three main Islands named, the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island. New Zealand also has Niue, Tokelau and the cook Islands apart of it’s realm. The official languages in New Zealand are English, Te Reo Maori and New Zealand Sign language. In the North Island of New Zealand is the largest populated city called Auckland. The four largest cities are Auckland (with one-third of the country's population), Christchurch, Wellington and Hamilton.

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