Mitai waka - Rotorua  Destination Rotorua

New Zealand Culture & Society

New Zealand has a unique cultural identity. Decidedly multi-cultural, modern New Zealand society is a fusion of Polynesian, Asian and European cultures. New Zealanders are recognised globally for their progressive humanitarian stance, liberal politics and world-leading social welfare.

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New Zealand History

From Polynesian settlement to Post-Colonial identity, learn about New Zealand's comparatively short history.

Maori Culture

Read about New Zealand's unique and beautiful Maori culture.

New Zealand Etiquette

Including the correct protocol for visiting a Maori meeting house, or Marae.

New Zealand Politics

New Zealand political parties, political history and current Prime Minister.

New Zealand Language

Common Maori language terms and a brief guide to Kiwi slang.


From pohutukawa to pavlova, Kiwiana are unique cultural icons of which New Zealanders are very proud...

 Cold Water Hut, Nelson Lakes National Park.  Nelson Tasman Tourism

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No matter what your budget, style or destination, you'll find the ideal New Zealand accommodation for your holiday.

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 Skydiving at Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.  Lake Wanaka Tourism

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Skiing, bungy jumping, hiking, jet boating... New Zealand is the ultimate destination for fun and adventure! 

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