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There are 38 million SHEEP in N.Z. (approx)
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There are 4.5 million PEOPLE in N.Z.(approx).
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Kiwis eat MARMITE and VEGEMITE on toast.
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WATER is drinkable from the tap in N.Z.
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The SOUTHERN ALPS is the youngest Alpine range in the world.
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A.J. Hackett’s BUNGY was the first Bungy in the World.
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There are no SNAKES in N.Z.
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CAMPING is the traditional summer holiday activity.
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A BACH is a beachside holiday house.
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The KIWI is a flightless bird from N.Z. New Zealanders are also called Kiwis.
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AOTEAROA is N.Z.'s Maori name which means 'Land of the long white cloud'.

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Auckland’s RANGITOTO ISLAND is the most recent Volcano in N.Z.

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Lucas Watanabe Shaves His Hair for a Cure

Lucas' young host brother Strahan decided that he wanted to support the brave kids suffering from cancer, he decided to shave his head to raise money and convinced his father and Lucas to join in.

So far (as of 14/11/2011) they have raised a massive NZD $2220.00

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Vitor Alves - International Student Leader

Vitor will be appointed as an International Student Leader for 2012 at Takapuna Grammar School.

Only a small group of International students have been chosen to become student leaders.

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New Zealand Education with a Twist

Lucas, Gabriel and Gabriela enjoying "New Zealand Cooking" class at Pakuranga College. These three students are on exchange in New Zealand from Brazil. Unlike many other schools around the world students in New Zealand get the oppotunity to learn valuable life skills such as cooking on top of normal school subjects.

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Maria Julia Maistro

Hey Guys, what’s up?
My name is Maria, I’m 16 years old and I come from Brazil. I’ve spent the whole year here in New Plymouth.

When I first arrived here, on the 27th of January, I was very excited to see how my new life would be. Unfortunately, all the excitement lasted just a few minutes. When I looked around and I saw I was in somewhere unknown and different, I noticed my “family” wasn’t actually my mum and dad, my house wasn’t my house and the language spoken wasn’t Portuguese, I got really scared and upset. My host family understood and gave me the time I needed. My host sister (poor Merit) was sooo patient and repeated a hundred times the sentences, because I could hardly understand English.

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Bruno Helman

Bruno Helman está na Nova Zelândia desde Julho 2010 e estuda no Rangitoto College em Auckland. Alem de todas as maravilhas que o intercambio oferece, o Bruno também esta engajado com futebol, esporte que está crescendo muito por aqui. Até pouco tempo atrás era só “RUGBY”; que é um esporte que adoramos e a Copa do Mundo será realizada aqui esse ano nos meses de Setembro e Outubro :-) que maravilha! O “All Blacks” traz muitos títulos para casa vamos ver se desta vez ganham em casa!!!

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