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Why are there no snakes in New Zealand?
Millions of years ago, there were snakes in what is now New Zealand. A combination of the ice-age and New Zealand's disconnection from the 'mainland', has resulted in the extinction and non-return of all land snakes. Notice, I say land snakes, because, in fact, New Zealand does get the occasional but rare visit from sea snakes.
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New Zealand is an English-speaking nation, so you would say "I'm home now."
Actually - they COULD survive quite happily ! For example - the reptiles native to mainland Britain would be perfectly happy in Ireland - It's just that they never colonised t…hose countries.
Ther are no snakes, poisonous or otherwise, in Aotearoa New Zealand. Very, very rarely an Australian yellow bellied sea snake (very venomous) will get washed up on our shores …but they are always dead or dying.
Answer . The driving distance is 147 km - about 2 hours 6 mins..
Abel Tasman sighted the islands in 1642 and named them Staten Landt, assuming they were connected to land off the southern tip of South America. In 1645 Dutch cartographer…s renamed the islands Nova Zeelandia after the Dutch province of Zeeland. There is/was a province in Holland called Zeeland. New Zealand was called after that province. There are various similar names around the world. New York. New Amsterdam. etc.
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New Zealand is an island nation located about 2000km south east of Australia, at 41 degrees south and 174 degrees east. New Zealand is in the South Pacific ocean, …east across the Tasman Sea from the south east coast of Australia. It is a long, narrow, mountainous country consisting of two major islands, the North and South Island, the smaller Stewart Island and many other small islands. See the Web Links below for a map showing the location of New Zealand.
It was the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman who traveled the unexplored world who "discovered" New Zealand. He constructed crude maps/drawings of the islands (North, South and Stewa…rt) before returning to his homeland. Other "lands" were also "discovered" and reported upon. Abel Tasman realised that this foreign land reminded him of his homeland region of Holland/Netherlands called Zeeland. Abel Tasman called the collection of islands Staten Landt but the name New Zealand originated with Dutch cartographers who called the islands Nova Zeelandia after the Dutch province of Zeeland. The literal translation of Nova Zeelandia, for the benefit of English speakers/explorers, is "New Zealand" The Treaty of Waitangi is a British document which was in English; so New Zealand became the nation's formal name. The Māori did not have a collective name for New Zealand before European arrival, but post-colonisation the name Aotearoa was developed (commonly translated as 'long white cloud') and was used to refer to the whole country.
Abel Tasman named the land Staten Landt, as it was thought to be connected to South America. Cook's voyages and surveying corrected that, and subsequently it was shown on Dutc…h maps as Nova Zeeland (literally new sea-land) after a province of the Netherlands. This was translated to New Zealand on the British Admiralty charts. Some argue that the original Dutch spelling should prevail, but in that case all the native names of e.g. foreign capitals would be spelt in their mother tongue. Not a proposition likely to attract wide support. The accepted Maori name for the country is Aotearoa - 'land of the long white cloud'.
If 'they' is meaning the Maori Warriors and Iwi who were originally living in New Zealand, they travelled to New Zealand by waka, which is a canoe type boat. If the question… refers to how European settlement of New Zealand occurred: Abel Tasman was a Dutch explorer and trader who first "discovered" New Zealand. However, New Zealand was not occupied by Europeans until several decades after James Cook circumnavigated the islands, and claimed New Zealand for Great Britain. After this, the earliest settlers were whalers and sealers, all of whom came by ship. Official British settlement of New Zealand began in 1840 which was when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by the Maori Chiefs.
New Zealand is located in the Mid-South Pacific Ocean, to the East of Australia, and to the West of the United States
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A+ Students an independent nation New Zealand is a westernised first-world country, located 1250 miles southeast of Australia, in the south-western Pacific Ocean. … It is made up of two main islands and a number of smaller ones. The indigenous people of New Zealand settled around 1000 years ago; they are called the Maori, who named the islands Aotearoa. The country was founded by the Treaty of Waitangi between Maori and Pakeha (non-Maori, represented by the British Crown) which was signed on the 4th of February, 1840. The country has since become a major participant in trade, sport, military exploits and tourism. The country has a population of just over 4 million people, many of whom live in one of the major cities; the greater Auckland area contains around a third of that 4 million, for example. The capital Wellington lies on a harbour on the North Island. Other major cities include Christchurch (the second-largest city and the largest in the South Island), Dunedin (settled by Scots - the name is the Gaelic equivalent of Edinburgh) and Hamilton . Other major urban centres are mainly in the North Island. It ranks quite well in terms of political freedom (first equal in terms of nonexistence of corruption, and has a very open democracy with several parties gaining popularity and having influence), enjoyment of life (in the top 5 for happiness, job satisfaction), and personal health. New Zealand is known for its carefree, relatively liberal and rural-based culture, a mostly untouched landscape and its very "clean green" image; these make it a popular tourist and filming-location destination. It is also known for the large amount of farming. Farming is a major industry in New Zealand, and agriculture accounts for two-thirds of its export market. As a nation, it is very devoted on matters of environmetal importance - for example, strong opposition to both whaling and nuclear weapons - and this is a reflection of the general populace. However, the people are not afraid to stand up for what is right, and at times have openly assisted other nations in warfare, notably the World Wars and some more recent conflicts; its SAS soldiers are reputed as some of the best elite troops in the world, despite their small numbers. It engages in peacekeeping efforts and aid missions to many underdeveloped nations around the world. Many of its national sports teams are amongst the best in the world, with New Zealand punching far above its weight in Olympic medal tallies (it is in the top three for medals per capita in most Games, and in total). The All Blacks - national men's rugby union team - are the most widely known such team, with others such as the Silver Ferns (women's netball), the Black Sticks (field hockey for both sexes), the Tall Blacks (men's basketball) and the All Whites (men's soccer) all making many decent achievements in their fields. Many individual athletes have also had great success, with several dominating their sport for some time and winning multiple events and awards in the process.
We are not called zealanders we are called New Zealanders.
New Zealand was originally named Staten Landt by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, as he thought it was connected to South America. In either 1644 or 1645, Dutch cartographers renam…ed it Nova Zeelandia after the province of Zeeland In the Netherlands. After Cook's first voyage to the South Pacific, when he circumnavigated and charted the coastlines of the North and South Islands, this was later translated to English, becoming New Zealand on the British Admiralty charts around 1770.