New Zealand

  • The capital is Wellington
  • Official languages: Inglese 95.9%, 4.2% Māori, 0.6% Sign Language
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar
  • Airports:Christchurch International Airport,Dunedin International Airport,Queenstown International Airport,Wellington International Airport
  • Climate: New Zealand has a mild and temperate maritime climate with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10 °C in the south to 16 °C in the north.Historical maxima and minima are 42.4 °C in Rangiora, Canterbury and −25.6 °C  in Ranfurly, Otago.Conditions vary sharply across regions from extremely wet on the West Coast of the South Island to almost semi-arid in Central Otago and the Mackenzie Basin of inland Canterbury and subtropical in Northland.
  • Religion: Anglican 15%, Roman Catholic 12%, Presbyterian 11%, 3% Methodist, Pentecostal 1.7%, Baptist 1.3%, other Christian 9%, other 3%, unspecified or none 43%
  • Food: New Zealand’s cuisine has been described as Pacific Rim, drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia and Polynesia.For dishes that have a distinctly New Zealand style, there’s lamb, pork and cervena , salmon, crayfish , Bluff oysters, whitebait, paua, mussels, scallops, pipis and tuatua , kumara, kiwifruit, tamarillo andpavlova, the national dessert. A Hāngi is a traditional New Zealand Māori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven. New Zealand food’s distinctiveness is more in the way New Zealanders eat, generally preferring as relaxed and unaffected as possible, in keeping with the laidback Kiwi psyche. New Zealand’s climate is ideal for fine wine growing, wineries and vineyards.