Sunday, October 11, 2009
Two main islands were comprised by New Zealand, the North and the South Islands. The Islands were discovered in 1642 by Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer.
Until 1987, English was spoken by people in the New Zealand. According to the 2006 census, Christianity was chosen by 55.6 percent of the population and no religion was preferred by another people.
Cultural links between New Zealand and the United Kingdom were maintained by a common language, sustained migration from the United Kingdom, and many young New Zealanders spending time in the United Kingdom on their "Overseas Experience" (OE).
The music and cuisine of New Zealand were liked to that of Australia, Canada, UK, and the US by a common language too. Many films were made in New Zealand since the 1920s. Those were produced only from the 1970s in significant numbers.