New Zealand is nestled in the South Pacific Ocean 2,162 km (1,343 miles) from Australia, our closest neighbor and friend. There are just over four million New Zealanders, and every single one is either an immigrant or descended from one. By most other standards, New Zealand is a very young country, with European settlement on a large scale only occurring over the last 150 years. English is the main written and spoken language in New Zealand – with a number of different accents! Maori is also an officially recognized language and is spoken fluently by over 4% of the population. With majestic mountain ranges, sweeping plains, fjords, imposing native forests, crystal clear inland lakes, miles of golden sand beaches and numerous bays dotted around one of the longest coastlines in the world. New Zealand enjoys a well deserved reputation as a liberal and tolerant society. We do have enormous freedoms; however there are certain laws that are strictly enforced for citizens’ safety and health.
You can explore more about New Zealand from www.immigration.govt.nz