In this post, you'll know about...
What is New Zealand Culture.
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Prayers to the families. My beautiful & peaceful country (NZ home). I can’t believe this. Love everybody no matter what Religion, Race, or Background! We need to educate ourselves. We are all human. We don’t deserve this.
Think about this for a moment you are going to New Zealand.
Let me guess.
You Want to know more about NZ.
When you visit New Zealand, it is important to know about NZ culture and traditions.
If you plan to make New Zealand your next holiday destination, it is important to learn more about the unique kiwi culture.
You see NZ nature, different languages, arts, different cultures & accents of the people living in New Zealand.
Come with me.
Let's go to New Zealand.
New Zealand is a beautiful & peaceful country.
Deep down you know it’s true.
As soon as you land in New Zealand you see.. clean and green country.
Kiwis are pride themselves with a clean and green atmosphere.
❶. Border controls are very tight and huge fines for importing food or other natural products such as wood, cane etc.
❷. New Zealanders are environmentally concerned and have a strong desire to preserve their country's beauty and nature.
You will be fine in New Zealand (NZ).
The three official languages in New Zealand:
2. Maori and
3. New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).
English is the language of day-to-day business within New Zealand (British Commonwealth).
Maori is a Polynesian language similar to the languages of other Pacific Island cultures, such as Hawaiian, Tongan, and Samoan.
But wait – there’s more..
Kiwis are very warm and welcoming people.
New Zealanders are pride over their Pacific heritage and culture.
They are great pride over their Pacific heritage and culture.
New Zealanders are very warm, polite, outgoing and welcoming people.
Kiwis are friendly and quite easygoing when they say hello to strangers and they will offer assistance without being asked.
I know the feeling..
New Zealanders wear modern Western-style clothing.
Kiwis wear business dress to work.
They prefer to dress casually but neatly.
New Zealand Maoris generally dress like other New Zealanders, but still wear their traditional costumes for special occasions to marae (meeting).
OK, I know what you’re thinking...
You see different ethnic backgrounds:
New Zealand European.
Asian and others.
New Zealand Etiquette
Meeting and Greeting
New Zealand people Greetings are casual with simple handshake and a smile.
Never underestimate the value of Kiwis smile as it indicates pleasure at meeting the other person.
OK, I know what you’re thinking...
New Zealand lamb, kiwifruit & 100% Pure New Zealand Manuka honey.
The Hāngi is traditionally mixed with meat or fish and root vegetables like Kumera.
Admit it. Very tasty.
Kiwi’s are highly educated people.
Yes, you read that right.
New Zealand is a unique and vibrant multicultural society with Māori, European, Chinese, Indian, Samoan, Filipino (and many more) ethnic groups.
I think you already know what I am saying.....
Here’s the thing.
If invited to a Kiwi's house, bring a small gift such as flowers, chocolates, or a book but gifts should not be lavish.
New Zealanders are casual and they follow table manners.
They tell you where to sit. Make sure Keep your elbows off the table and your hands above the table when eating your meal.
NZ Kiwi Eating meal - Kiwi table manners are Continental - hold the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right while eating.
NZ table manners - Finished meal - Indicate you have finished eating by laying your fork and knife parallel on your plate with the handles facing to the right.
The more formal the occasion, the more strict the protocol in New Zeland.
New Zealand has no formal class structure.
Wealth and social status are not important to Kiwis (New Zealanders).
New Zealanders take pride in individual achievements and believe that opportunities are available to all.
New Zealand is an equal society (egalitarian society).
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