New Zealand

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Asked in New Zealand, Maori Language and Culture

Why did the Maori fight colonists in New Zealand?

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The Maori fought the early European settlers of NZ predominately because the settlers where unfairly taking the Maori peoples land off them as the Maori believed the Europeans were wanting to share the land, however the settlers wanted to purchase the land outright. The Maori people soon realised that the settlers did not want to share the land but by this time allot of the land was in the settlers hands. As more settlers came into New Zealand, they began to cheat the Maori people out of their lands using contracts unfair laws and such. Out of all this the Maori land wars began, this was the Maori people fighting for their land. This did not work well for the Maori however, and the outcome wasn't positive for them. Lots of them died, others were jailed etc, then the settlers used the wars as an excuse to 'confiscate' more land. Eventually the Maori people used land marches, strikes and land occupation to, in the end, start to get their land back, or compensation if not possible. More information can be found at the related link below.
Asked in Geography, Countries, States, and Cities, New Zealand, Australia

What country southeast of Australia is made up of two main islands?

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New Zealand is an island country 2,000km, or 1,250 miles, south-east of Australia, in the Pacific Ocean. Two large islands, called the North Island and South Island, make up most of the country, which also includes numerous smaller islands, including the more substantial Stewart Island to the south. It is to be noted that New Zealand is not part of Australia, despite its relative proximity.
Asked in Snow and Ice, New Zealand, Glaciers

What are four glaciers in New Zealand?

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New Zealand has more than 3000 glaciers. The most famous are: Fox Glacier Franz Josef Glacier Hooker Glacier Mueller Glacier Murchison Glacier Tasman Glacier The Bonar, Therma, and Volta glaciers surround Mt Aspiring/Tititea, and the Tasman Glacier flows from Mount Cook/Aoraki. See the related link below for an interactive map of the glaciers found in New Zealand.
Asked in New Zealand, Australia, Oceans and Seas

What is the sea between New Zealand and Australia?

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The name of the sea that lies between New Zealand and Australia is the Tasman Sea, named for Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. It is considered to be in the southwestern region of the South Pacific Ocean.
Asked in New Zealand, Cheating, Dating, Maori Language and Culture

What does iwi mean to Maori?

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Extended kinship group, tribe, nation, people, race - often refers to a large group of people descended from a common ancestor.
Asked in New Zealand, Australia, Oceans and Seas

Is Tasmanian sea between New Zealand and Australia?

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Not quite. The name of the sea that lies between New Zealand and Australia is the Tasman Sea, named for Dutch explorer Abel Tasman.
Asked in New Zealand, New Zealand Sports

What is a four letter country above new zealand?

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Fiji and Niue are both countries to the north of NZ with 4 letters to their name. Niue was the world's first country with free wireless internet throughout the country.
Asked in New Zealand, Birds

What do New Zealand Fantails eat?

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Fantails, (Piwakawaka), mainly feed on invertebrates, with occasionally fruit and somewhat. I have a photo of a fantail feeding with its feet in a shallow stream - presumably some floating food. Their fan-shaped tail is of immense value in allowing nimble turns in flight. See the related link below for more information.
Asked in New Zealand, Maori Language and Culture

What does iwi maori mean?

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Iwi Maori means the Maori Tribes. There are many 'tribes' of people in NZ who descend from a common ancestor and/or come from a common waka (one of the canoes which brought the original maori to NZ from their homeland - Hawaiiki). Some of the most well-known Iwi (tribes) are: Nga Puhi, Ngati Whatua, Tainui, Te Arawa, Tuhoe, Ngati Porou, Te Ati Awa, Kai Tahu...
Asked in New Zealand

What is the post code for dunedin new zealand?

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Dunedin will have a number of post codes, depending upon the suburb. Remember, until the recent re-organization of Auckland, Dunedin was the largest city in New Zealand in terms of area. (Due to an early re-organization, similar to that of Auckland.) Each post office has a book of post codes for all the regions in New Zealand.
Asked in Australia in WW2, New Zealand, US Army

Has New Zealand had an empire?

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No. They were part of the British Empire (and still are a part of the remnants of it as one of the Commonwealth Dominions), but themselves have never actually had an empire of their own.
Asked in New Zealand

Can Australian citizens work in New Zealand?

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Yes. Australian citizens can live and work in New Zealand as long as they like as long as you don't have a criminal record (minor convictions excepted). There are a few exceptions like joining the Police or Army where you have to be a citizen or permanent resident.
Asked in New Zealand, Australia

How do you describe Australia and New Zealand?

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two separate south pacific (oceanic) countries Australasia.
Asked in Consumer Electronics, New Zealand, Australia

Is an Australian plug the same as a New Zealand one?

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Yes both have the three flat pins, in the shape of an arrow.
Asked in New Zealand, Christchurch

Where is Christchurch located?

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New zealand has one, and the original is in UK.
Asked in New Zealand, Australia, Continents

What continent is closest to New Zealand?

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Australia is the continent closest to New Zealand.
Asked in New Zealand

Where do you buy shreddies in New Zealand?

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If you are lucky, the International Foods section of your local supermarket. Be aware that you will pay approximately NZ$12 (US$6) for one box. An alternative product to look for may be Chex.
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How many people own TVs in new zealand?

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There will be a small percentage of folk who object to TV, but otherwise, all households would have at least one TV. Around 1 million households. [But Census day is just a week or so away!]
Asked in New Zealand, Oceans and Seas, Elevations

How high is rolleston new zealand above sea level?

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Average height above sea level for the whole town is 69 metres.
Asked in New Zealand, Volcanoes

How many volcanoes are there in the north island NZ?

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there are 78 volcanoes in the north island and Auckland has 46 volcanoes which is over half of the amount There are many volcanoes in the north island. Maybe too many to count. Around Auckland there are 50 volcanoes. Then there are Taranaki, Ruapehu, Tongariro, Ngaruahoe, Tarawera, Taupo, Rotorua and so on. Look at related links below to see a list of NI volcanoes.
Asked in New Zealand

What does the tui eat in new zealand?

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Tui are mainly honey eaters, but will feed on any fruit and berries they like. In the breeding season, they will beat small bushes to disturb flying insects which they devour.
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How many seconds did the New Zealand earthquake last?

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it lasts for about 1 or 2 minutes
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What province is Hamilton New Zealand in?

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Hamilton, New Zealand is in Waikato.
Asked in New Zealand, Anorexia Nervosa

How many people in New zealand have anorexia?

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About 1 in every 250 people suffer from anorexia or anorexia-like disorders.
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What is the nickname of people in New Zealand?

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Kiwis, referring to the flightless native bird. While some Pakeha (non-Maori) New Zealanders may call themselves 'kiwis', The use of nicknames based on nationality, culture or ethnicity is discouraged as they may be condidered disrespectful, offensive or even racist.