It’s been a while since I’ve done this. A month, in fact. But I will now continue to go through the top ten countries that visited my blog last year. In 7th place is a small country with a small population, but it still ranked quite high. With 147 views in 2014, that makes it only 0.78% of the total. So, if you are one of those people, I need your help. If you live in New Zealand, are a New Zealander, or have visited, please give me your opinions.
New Zealand isn’t a very big country. With a size of 268,021 square kilometres, it’s the world’s 75th largest country. It has a population of 4,509,900, making it 123rd in the world. The capital is Wellington, while the largest city is Auckland with a population of 1,413,700 (1,527,100 metro). The official languages are English, Maori, and New Zealand Sign Language, though English is spoken by nearly everyone. New Zealand was given self-governance from the UK on January 17, 1853, but it wasn’t until September 26, 1907 that it was independent. The head of government is the Prime Minister, currently John Key. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, as New Zealand is a member of the British Commonwealth. The government type is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
New Zealand is a country of great natural beauty, unique wildlife, and is quite isolated. The culture is influenced by both the UK and Australia, though there is also the native Maori culture. So, I need your help. If you are from New Zealand, have lived in New Zealand, or have visited New Zealand, please answer these questions:
- What places would you say are the best to visit?
- What would you say is the truly New Zealander food?
- What is a truly New Zealand activity, sport, or pastime?
- For the readers out there, who is/was the greatest (or your favourite) New Zealander author?
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