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New Zealand Art

New Zealand Art

New Zealand Art


New Zealand is not only the country where Lord of the Rings was filmed, but also it is one of the most prosperous states in the world. Green hills, endless fields on which flocks of sheep graze, excellent ecology, clean rivers … Perhaps, these lands can be rightfully called one of the most beautiful on Earth.
New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud, is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. It has two main islands, North and South Island, separated by Cook Strait. Both islands have mountains and hills. The Southern Alps are a long chain of mountains on South Island and they are often wrapped in clouds. The Maori are the first people to live in New Zealand. They came to there from the group of islands called Polynesia. Both English and Maori are national languages.
This country is known for Merino sheep, which are famous for their wool. New Zealand also produces excellent butter, cheese, and meat.
The long-beaked kiwi, a bird that cannot fly, is found only in New Zealand. You know, it is one of the country’s national symbols. By the way, New Zealanders themselves are sometimes even called Kiwis.

New Zealand is home to a place with one of the longest names in the world, a hill called Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
The country’s highest peak is Mount Cook and the longest river is the Waikato. The islands have many harbors and fjords.
In 1947 New Zealand gained full independence from Britain.
Wellington is the capital city. It lies on the shores and green hills surrounding a beautiful bay. The city’s center is called Civic Square. There are the National Library, the City Gallery, and Capital Discovery Place, a science and technology museum for children. From Civic Square, you can reach Lambton Harbour by going across the City-to-Sea Bridge, which is decorated with carvings and lovely artwork.
Lake Taupo is located in the crater of an extinct volcano that has caused a massive eruption in the past 70,000 years.
The water of the local Blue Lake is one of the most transparent in the world.
In New Zealand, there are no snakes, large predators, poisonous insects and mosquitoes. But there are more species of penguins than anywhere else on the planet.

New Zealand Art