North Island Local Customs

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North Island Local Customs

  • ANZAC Day - Australia vs NZ celebrations

    ANZAC Day is a big deal in my home town of Stanthorpe with young and old alike celebrating despite the fact that our area has relatively little military heritage. There are parades and services with speeches and music. I have spent one ANZAC Day in Waipu in the Northland of New Zealand and I must admit I wasn't expecting much but there were some...

  • Who are the Maoris?

    When visiting New Zealand for the first time, many tourists will look forward to see more of Maori culture. On the televison, we have seen foreign VIP visitors rubbing noses with local NZ maoris. Also we see the "haka" performed by the NZ rugby team and fearsome facial expression and threatening tongue.While NZ, I found that at museums as well...

  • NZ Currency

    New Zealand dollar has appreciated recently.Exchange rate: 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.66 U.S. dollars Bills: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100Note: Special Millennium $10 note was issued.Coins: $2, $1, 50 cents, 20 cents, 10 cents, 5 cents

  • Walking barefooted

    I first saw this at a parking lot at a supermarket. A family of four "white" Kiwis (Pakehas) all walking from the car to the supermarket without wearing any shoes. Not sure why. Just do not be surprised and staring is rude. Excellent foot reflexology and save money on buying shoes.Since then, I have heard that some airlines officially announce that...

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