study in new zealand
Every new day in the world begins in New Zealand. Light and time start here. Youthful in age and outlook, New Zealand is the natural home for fresh ideas.
New Zealand, the land of opportunity, immense natural beauty and lucrative lifestyle, has forever been a sought after destination for aspiring immigrants. New Zealand has its own variety of landscapes within its small area (as compared to other continents). It has a realm of spellbinding beauty, golden beaches with blue seas and ice-covered mountains. Even in terms of the standard of living, life expectancy, education and literacy; the country ranks amongst the world’s best nations. It is also recognized as an extremely safe place to live as the corruption ratio in New Zealand is very low.
|Total area||271 thousand sq km|
|Area comparative||About the size of Japan & UK|
|Population growth rate||0.935%|
|Net migration rate||2.46 migrant(s)/1,000 population|
|Government type||Parliamentary democracy|
|GDP- per capita||Purchasing power parity - $27,900 (2008 est.)|
|GDP- Real growth rate||0.2%|
|Currency||New Zealand dollar (NZD)|
In New Zealand, the region is the top tier of local government. It has 16 regions in all, out of which twelve are governed by an elected regional council and the rest are governed by territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) which also perform the functions of a regional council, and are thus known as unitary authorities. The Chatham Islands Council is similar to a unitary authority, but is authorized under its own enabling legislation.
Auckland, the commercial and business hub; Wellington, the capital; Dunedin, Hamilton and Christchurch
Population: Despite being singular in size to countries like Japan and the United Kingdom, the population of New Zealand is just over 4 Million. The majority of New Zealanders live in cities so the countryside is not highly populated.
New Zealand has a mild temperature with maritime climate, making it an extremely comfortable place for the inhabitants. The mean annual temperature ranges from 10 ° c in the south to 16 °c in the north. The mild climate is highly supportive for agriculture and horticulture industries which are of great essence to the economy.
1. English is the native language in New Zealand 2. Maori is the second language 3. English in New Zealand is similar to Australian English
The New Zealand Dollar (sign: $; code: NZD) is the currency of New Zealand. It is also circulated in the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and the Pitcairn Islands.
A New Zealand Dollar is divided into 100 cents. It is denoted by the dollar sign $ or NZ$ and is often known as “Kiwi”. $1 coin depicts a kiwi. The coins available are 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. The notes available are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. On holding up to the light, an image of the Queen is visible on all notes