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New Zealand with the Travel Buddies



  • PCLG Mates
  • February 16, 2013











Overview


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  • New Zealand is...
    • Crazy about rugby
    • Like the USA... and not
    • Isolated and unique
    • Volcanic and beautiful
 
  • Living in New Zealand
  • Getting around New Zealand













New Zealand is like the USA... and not








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  • Kiwis earn less, pay less for health care, and live longer.
  • 1st in the world in government transparency and lack of corruption.
  • 14th in environmental protection.
  • New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote.
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New Zealand is isolated and unique


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  • One of the last places on earth to be populated--in about 1280.
  • Captain James Cook charted the coast in 1769.
  • Unique New Zealand wildlife

New Zealand is volcanic and beautiful


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  • New Zealand is where the Pacific Plate and the Australian Plate collide.















Living in New Zealand







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  • Temperate climate:  Everywhere in New Zealand is within 75 miles of the ocean.
  • About the same population (4 million) and size as Oregon.
  • 72% of Kiwis live in cities, but agricultural scenes dominate the landscape.
    • Dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, deer
    • Forestry
    • Wine




Getting around New Zealand


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  • Roads:  Mostly two-lane secondary roads.
  • Bridges:  Many one-lane
  • Rail:  The TranzAlpine train is popular
  • Commercial aviation is small-scale but professional
  • Small motor homes are popular












Recap


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  • New Zealand is...
    • Crazy about rugby
    • Like the USA... and not
    • Isolated and unique
    • Volcanic and beautiful
 
  • Living in New Zealand
  • Getting around New Zealand
















Question Time








http://alanbaker.net/nz/presentation.html



Questions?