About New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. New Zealand’s education system is based on the prestigious British system. We offer world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and our qualifications are valued and transferable throughout the world. New Zealanders are a famously hospitable people with a lively interest in other cultures. Our education system encourages inventive thinking and teaching techniques that reach far beyond traditional rote learning. Students are treated as individuals – you’re encouraged to learn from others but also to think for yourself. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.
The estimated resident population of New Zealand as on 31 March 2012 was 4.43 million, which has now increased to 4.44 million.
New Zealanders – or ‘Kiwis’ – are famous for their warm hospitality. We're friendly, welcoming, enjoy meeting people from other cultures and love sharing food and conversation. New Zealand's multi-cultural society is a result of migration from many parts of the world, beginning over 1,000 years ago with the arrival of the Maori. The British began to colonise New Zealand from the mid-19th century. New Zealanders today come from many ethnic backgrounds, including European, Pacific Island, Asian and African. Multi-cultural influences are very much part of our fashion, art and music.English, Maori and sign language (for the deaf) are New Zealand’s official languages.
New Zealand regions are linked by a network of domestic airlines, buses and trains. It’s easy to explore the country in your breaks from studying.
The climate of New Zealand is mostly cool temperate to warm temperate with a strong maritime influence.The average New Zealand temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year.
|Summer||December - February|
|Autumn||March - May|
|Winter||June - August|
|Spring||September - November|
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Napier – Hastings, Tauranga