New Australia And New Zealand

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New Zealand is a vast and amazing small country in the Pacific Ocean, whose cultures are very unique. The people of New Zealand are called Kiwis, because of the country’s national bird, the Kiwi. The Kiwis of New Zealand are a very polite culture and have great manners. They are some of the most polite people in all of Britain. The culture of New Zealand differs from what other people in the world are used to. New Zealand is a small country made up of islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The island country of New Zealand was originally discovered by Polynesians in the years 1200 and 1300 AD (Wilson 1). The Polynesians were people who spread civilization throughout the Pacific and were made up of Samoans, Tongans, Maori, and many more…show more content…
Since 1978 the New Zealand diet consists of meat, potatoes, vegetables in season, fruits in season, dairy and fish. Dietary and food items are always available in supermarkets to just go and grab the food you need. The Maori dishes are different than the conventional New Zealand cuisine. The Maori dish consists of seafood, birds, pork, lamb and kumara. On Christmas the meal consists of turkey and ham, along with Christmas pudding. (Wilson 1). People under the age of 18 are not allowed to buy alcohol, and driving after drinking has heavy penalties. New Zealand has a drinking custom called shouting, where if a person buys someone a drink, they are required to buy that person their next drink (New Zealand Customs & Culture 1). There are two types of ways to dine in New Zealand, with New Zealand etiquette or with Maori etiquette. New Zealanders politeness and etiquette are reflected in their table manners. For New Zealanders, the more formal a meal is the more etiquette and disciplined they must be. If it is just a meal with a couple of friends it would be alright to let loose, but if it is a very important meal with the president or a date’s family proper table manners are necessary. In New Zealand culture, people must be told where to sit before sitting down. Along with American table etiquette, elbows must remain off the table while eating and the food is eaten with the fork in the left hand and the knife in the right (New Zealand -
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