New Zealand (Aotearoa)
New Zealand has two main islands, the North Island and the South Island. Australia, Fiji and Tonga are the nearest countries to New Zealand. There are about 4 and a half million people living in New Zealand. The official languages of New Zealand are English and Maori.
School in New Zealand
Children in New Zealand can attend a kindergarten from the age of 3. From the age of 5 to 12 they go to primary school. Then they go to secondary school until they are 17. Students can then go on to university if they wish.
Sometimes children wear a uniform like this. Others wear a shirt and blazer instead of a T-shirt.
Some children learn through English and others through Maori.
Learn some Maori
Inside a New Zealand home
Click on the picture to take a tour inside a New Zealand home.
New Zealand Environment
Maori Myths & Legends
Click on the picture to see some photographs of New Zealand:
Interesting facts about New Zealand
- New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the vote.
- The bungee and jet-boat were invented in New Zealand.
- There are no nuclear power stations in New Zealand.
- Edmund Hillary was one of the first two individuals to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- The currency of New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar.