New zealand english Form 7


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NEW ZEALAND

  • English Form 7

  • Valtu School

  • Tiina Tunnel


New Zealand

  • Country name: New Zealand

    • Abbreviation: NZ
  • The Maori name for NZ: Aotearoa

    • ( “Land of the Long White Cloud”)


History

  • New Zealand was discovered and named in the 1600's by Abel Tasman.



Capital City

  • Capital: Wellington



Geography I

  • Location: Oceania,

  • islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia.

  • Area: 268,021 sq km



Flag

  • Blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant with four red five-pointed stars; the stars represent the Southern Cross constellation.

  • Officially adopted in 1902.



Coat of Arms

  • Coat of Arms



National Anthems

  • New Zealand has two national anthems of equal standing –

  • 'God Defend New Zealand'

  • and

  • 'God Save The Queen'.



The Kiwi

  • ...is the symbol of New Zealand.

  • Anything "New Zealand" is referred to as "kiwi".

  • New Zealanders are proud to be known as kiwis.

  • The Kiwis are the national rugby league football team.



...a fruit that was first cultivated in New Zealand for international trade is now known throughout the world as kiwi fruit.

  • ...a fruit that was first cultivated in New Zealand for international trade is now known throughout the world as kiwi fruit.



People

  • Population: 4,3 million ( 2010)

  • Nationality: New Zealander(s)

  • The aboriginals of NZ are

  • the Maori.



Language

  • The official languages of New Zealand are English and Maori, although only less than 5 percent speak Maori fluently

  • Some Maori Words

  • kia ora – hello ae - yes

  • haere-mai - welcome kaore - no

  • kai – food korero - speak

  • haere-ra – goodbye kei te pai - good



Maori

  • The aboriginals of NZ are the Maori.

  • Their culture has survived through the years, and is an important part of New Zealand.



Maori art



Government I

  • Independence: 26 September 1907

  • ( from UK )

  • National holiday: Waitangi Day

  • (Treaty of Waitangi established British sovereignty over NZ, 6 Feb 1840)



CHIEF OF STATE

  • Chief of state: Queen Elizabeth II,

  • represented by Governor General

  • Sir Anand Satyanand since 23 August 2006.



Government II

  • Head of government:

  • Prime Minister

  • JOHN KEY

  • ( since 19 Nov 2008).



Parliament

  • Their Parliament is called the “BEEHIVE” because it looks like a beehive.



Islands

  • NZ is made up of two main islands -

  • the North Island and

  • the South Island.



Nature

  • They have a huge mixture of natural features.







Lake Wakatipu

  • Lake Wakatipu



Rivers

  • The Whanganui river is New Zealand's longest navigable river.





Mount Cook or Aoraki is the highest mountain in New Zealand at a height of 3754m.

  • Mount Cook or Aoraki is the highest mountain in New Zealand at a height of 3754m.



Rotorua- one of the world's most active volcanic zones.

  • Rotorua- one of the world's most active volcanic zones.



Wildlife

  • KIWIS - flightless birds only found in New Zealand.



The world's only flightless parrot the KAKAPO is one of New Zealand’s unique ‘treasures’.

  • The world's only flightless parrot the KAKAPO is one of New Zealand’s unique ‘treasures’.



Another animal only found in NZ is the TUATARA - a lizard said to be a relative of the dinosaurs!!!

  • Another animal only found in NZ is the TUATARA - a lizard said to be a relative of the dinosaurs!!!



Whales and dolphins

  • Dolphins are found throughout New Zealand’s waters.



More birds

  • There are lots of different species of

  • SEABIRDS .



Yellow-eyed Penguin (Hoiho) New Zealand's favourite penguin

  • The yellow-eyed penguin is thought to be the world's rarest penguin. It is unique to New Zealand, and is one of the most threatened species.



Sheep

  • There are LOTS and LOTS of SHEEP

  • in fact, there are more sheep than people there!!!



Flora

  • New Zealand is home to a large variety of beautiful flora.



New Zealand’s tallest tree



Cabbage Trees are native to New Zealand.

  • Cabbage Trees are native to New Zealand.



Famous New Zealanders

  • Sir EDMUND HILLARY First man to reach the top of Mount Everest was a New Zealander - Sir Edmund Hillary.



Film actor

  • Film actor

  • RUSSELL CROWE



PETER JACKSON’s “The Return of the King”won Oscars for the BEST:

  • Picture

  • Director

  • Visual Effects

  • Costume Design

  • Song

  • Writing Music

  • Sound



The Lord of the Rings was made entirely in New Zealand and almost entirely by New Zealanders.

  • The Lord of the Rings was made entirely in New Zealand and almost entirely by New Zealanders.





Sports

  • New Zealand’s national sport is RUGBY.

  • Their national team colours are usually black with a little white.

  • Probably their most famous team is the All Blacks.



More Kiwi Sports





New Zealand Adventure 

  • New Zealand is considered one of the hiking and adventure capitals of the world. The wide diversity of landscapes lends to a wide variety of activities and adventures.





Great Walks

  • Walking in the wilderness is very popular in New Zealand. The local name for this activity is "tramping“.



Kiwi language

  • wellies - gumboots

  • sunnies - sunglasses

  • big smoke – large town

  • chuddy – chewing gum

  • flicks - movies

  • sarnie - sandwich

  • pakeha - non-maori person



That’s New Zealand



Thank you! / Ta!




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