New Zealand Culture

Get to know more about New Zealand by immersing yourself in the culture. Learn about the people, the traditions, the customs and what makes this country tick.

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The Greenstone Pendant Meanings

What are the meanings behind greenstone pendants? Pounamu, more commonly known as […]

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Rugby in New Zealand

Rugby Union in New Zealand If you have come to Aotearoa New […]

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10 Weird Facts About New Zealand

Odd Stuff about New Zealand. Every country has its quirky side, but […]

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What is Matariki – The Maori New Year

THe Maori new Year in New Zealand. Matariki is the Maori name […]

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TV Channels in New Zealand

What’s on the box? You didn’t come all the way to New […]

Backpacker’s Guide to the Maori Language: te reo Maori

Kia Ora! New Zealand has three official languages: English, New Zealand sign […]

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The Maori Culture in New Zealand

Traditions meet contemporary life in this fascinating New Zealand culture. During your […]

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The Maori History in New Zealand

The history of Aotearoa New Zealand has a shorter human history than […]

The Kiwi 12 Days of Christmas

Ho, ho, ho, Merry Christmas! So, you’re backpacking in New Zealand during […]

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10 Celebrities from New Zealand

Small country: big stars! With only 4 million people in New Zealand, it […]

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10 Businesses that are Putting New Zealand on the Map

What? That comes from New Zealand? There is this on-going joke about […]

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Top 10 Flight of the Conchords’ Adverts for New Zealand

New Zealand… It has a band. Forget The Lord of the Rings, we […]

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New Zealand’s Firsts

What did New Zealand do first? Despite being the newest populated country, […]

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10 Things You Did Not Know About New Zealand

Random facts about New Zealand. Whether you are preparing a trip and want […]

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New Zealand in Numbers

Facts and Figures about New Zealand New Zealand is a land of firsts: […]

What is Kiwiana?

No, it is not a female kiwi. The question that is on […]

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What is The Difference Between Rugby League and Rugby Union?

The difference between Rugby League and Rugby Union in New Zealand. The […]

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12 Movies Shot In New Zealand

Which movies were filmed in New Zealand? It wasn’t just The Lord […]

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Talk like a New Zealander / Talk like a Kiwi

How to talk like a new zealander. Once you leave the hostels, […]

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16 Products of New Zealand

What products are from New Zealand? When doing a working holiday in […]

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Who are the People on the New Zealand Banknotes?

The people on the New Zealand BankNotes explained! Who is this guy […]

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