New Zealand, more fondly referred to as, The Land of the Long White Cloud by the Maori natives, is situated in the South Pacific Ocean. With North Island and South Island comprising the major land area of this beautiful country, the much smaller islands of Antipodes, Auckland, Bounty, Campbell, Chatham and Kermadec are no less scenic.
Having an area about the size of Colorado (USA), New Zealand enjoys a majestic mountainous landscape alongside some large coastal plains. The north of New Zealand has sub-tropical climate, and as one travels south, the temperature starts decreasing giving the southern regions a much cooler temperate climate.
The average maximum temperature ranges between 20?C and 30C during summer and 10C and 15C during winters. Temperate – not too hot, not too cold, not too wet, not too dry
* Moderated by the oceans.
* North Island – winterless sometimes.
* South Island – 4 definite seasons.
Sports & Recreations:
Bungee Jumping, Jet Boating, White Water Rafting, Heli Skiing Snow Boarding, Trail Bike Riding. Rugby Cricket, Yachting, Gardening, Rock/Mountain Climbing, Golf etc.
* 79.6% are from European Ethnic groups
* 14.5% are Maori
* 5% pacific Island Polynesian
* 2.2% Chinese
* 1.2% Indian
* Total Population 4 Million
You will arrive in New Zealand at either Auckland or Christchurch International Airports. There are regular direct flights to most cities from both airports. There are air, rail and bus services to other towns and cities and an inter-island ferry operates between the North and South Islands.
Freedom of worship is guaranteed by law in New Zealand. During their time in New Zealand many international students choose to join a students’ association to remain close to their culture and religion.