New Zealand: Welcome to New Zealand

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Fern Nau Mai, Haere Mai - Welcome to New Zealand

The last major landmass to be discovered and occupied, New Zealand is an alluring mix of stunning landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and unspoiled countryside combined with pastoral scenes of surprising beauty. The overwhelming impression of the land is pure and green, with fresh air and clean waters.

Nestled deep in the South Pacific, New Zealand offers a modern, sophisticated urban lifestyle combined with a natural, rural unspoiled heritage that sets it apart from the rest of the world. We have a stable political environment and have led the world in many areas of social policy, scientific achievements and sporting triumphs. For a nation of four million people, New Zealand produces an extraordinary large number of achievers in many areas.

The country itself offers a superb environment of which New Zealanders take full advantage. Our clean, green countryside, unpolluted lakes, rivers and seas, combined with a temperate climate, provide a magnificent environment in which to live.

From the majestic fjords and alps in the South Island to the native forests and silver sandy bays of the north, ours is a land of awesome beauty.

Small cities are spaced the length of the country, with miles of green fields in between, populated by sheep and cows and interspersed with forests of native trees and bush or commercial forests of pine. Beautiful sub-tropical beaches are to be found everywhere - even within 10 minutes of downtown Auckland!

New Zealanders are friendly, independent, free-spirited and welcoming. There is nothing we enjoy more than welcoming overseas visitors to our part of the South Pacific. Englishspeaking, the majority are of British heritage, with the culture of the native Maori people entwined into the strands of everyday life. New Zealand has also become home to people who have emigrated from a wide range of countries.

We look forward to welcoming you to Aotearoa the land of the long white cloud.

No reira, Nau Mai Haere Mai ki Aotearoa.