Presentation on theme: "NEW ZEALAND in the world. It is in the Southern hemisphere."— Presentation transcript:
NEW ZEALAND in the world. It is in the Southern hemisphere.
NEW ZEALAND is next to AUSTRALIA
In New Zealand, there are two islands: North Island and South Island + smaller islands. There are only 4,5 million inhabitants.
The New Zealand flag : the Union Jack + 4 stars ( the Southern Cross :the 4 brightest stars in the constellation)
Wellington,on North Island is the capital city. Its nickname is Windy Welly. Can you imagine why ? The city is famous for its red cable car.
New Zealand is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. It’s an organisation of 53 countries of the former British Empire. This is its flag.
The members of the Commonwealth are countries from all the continents: for example, the United Kingdom in Europe, the U.S.A or Canada in America, South Africa or Kenya in Africa, India in Asia and Australia or New Zealand in Oceania.
Queen Elisabeth II ( the second) is the Head of the Commonwealth. The members are free but united by language, history, culture, economic exchanges … (When she was young now !)
The money is the New Zealand dollar with Queen Elisabeth II ( the second) on banknotes and coins.
Here are the Arms of Her Majesty’s New Zealand Government. There isn’t a president but there’s a Prime minister : his name is John Key.
New Zealand is a land of contrast : there are beautiful beaches with a subtropical climate. But you can also see dry landscape, for example Pancake Rocks near Punakaiti.
But most of the landscape is mountainous. There are many sheep. There are snow-capped mountains too.
In New Zealand, the film « the Lords of the Rings » was shot. There are still the small Hobbits’ houses !
The Maoris are New Zealand ‘s first inhabitants. Maori folklore is still alive. They celebrate their culture by singing and dancing Haka. The Haka is a war dance to intimidate and frighten enemies.
Today the Haka symbolises the power of All Blacks ( the New Zealand rugby team) in the world.
A Maori man with Ta moko ( a facial tatoo) and a woman doing Hongi ( traditional Maori greeting : a way of saying hello!)
Prince William, Duchess Kate and George on their trip to New Zealand on April 7th, 2014.
The kiwi ( = Weka in Maori) is a bird but it can’t fly. It is the national symbol of New Zealand.
Penguins and seals also live in New Zealand
There are whales too.
The Kakapo ( = owl parrot) is a rare, nocturnal bird. It’s endemic to New Zealand.
In New Zealand they practise many water sports, like surfing.
People are very sporty : they love sport, for example, cricket or hockey. There are male and female teams.
There is a typical sport : Lacrosse.
There are many tourist attractions: Coromandel Peninsula ( North East ) with sandy beaches and forests.
Franz Joseph Glacier in the Westland National Park ( South West)
Rotorua is a thermal site with geysers and hot springs. It is in North island.
In Tongariro National Park (Mont Tongariro is 1,978 m high), there are lakes and active volcanoes. There was an eruption on August 6th, 2012.
Bay of Islands ( there are 144 islands) north of Auckland.