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Push and Pull Factors of New Zealand

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Noah Cutler

on 1 April 2015

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Push and Pull Factors of New Zealand
Pull Factors
Push Factors
Kiwi Birds
Climate
Expensive Living
Cannabis Usage
Good Food
Kiwi Birds are a species of exotic bird found only in New Zealand. They are different from the kiwi fruit. In fact the kiwi fruit is named after the native bird because of their small brown and furry look. Kiwi Birds are, sadly endangered because of predators which include possums, stoats, ferrets, feral cats, pigs and dogs. They are also endangered because of large portions of the forests they live in are being deforested. The kiwi is also New Zealand's national animal. In fact kiwi is the nickname given internationally to people from New Zealand.
Since New Zealand is below the equator their seasons are the opposite of ours. For example their winter is from June-August and their summer is from December-February. New Zealands average rainfall is high, which means that they receive rainfall a lot and year round. In the summer the average temperature is 20-30 degrees Celsius, while in the winter their averge is between 10-15 degrees Celsius. You can expect a lot of sunshine if you are going to New Zealand because most places in New Zealand receive over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year! They receive very little air pollution in New Zealand compared to other countries.
In New Zealand they have a diverse variety of different cuisines found there. Their national foods are Pavlova and Hokey Pokey Ice Cream. One of the traditional ways of cooking used by the Maori in New Zealand is called Hāngi. To "lay a hāngi" or "put down a hāngi" involves digging a pit in the ground, heating stones in the pit with a large fire, placing baskets of food on top of the stones, and covering everything with earth for several hours before uncovering the hāngi. There are many types of cuisines in New Zealand and all of them rich in flavour and culture.
Living in New Zealand isn't cheap. Living in New Zealand is very expensive. It is one of the most expensive countries to live in. It is expensive to live in New Zealand because of a few reasons. One of which is that everything you find in New Zealand is imported so everything is very expensive. But living in New Zealand isn't as expensive as some places... For example living in Australia is a lot more expensive than living in New Zealand.
Cannabis is the most used illegal drug used in New Zealand. It is also the 3rd most used recreational drug after alcohol and nicotine. A large amount of people in New Zealand use cannabis. Out of the 4 million people living in New Zealand, 13.4% people aged between 14 and 64 use cannabis. Cannabis is illegal New Zealand even though many of New Zealands residence use it.
Natural Disasters
New Zealand has a high amount of earthquakes each and every year. They experience many earthquake, both strong and weak. Many buildings are affected by these earthquakes and sometimes they get destroyed by the occasional earthquake. They also have very strong winds in New Zealand. Not just wind that can take your hat off, but wind that can literally blow you away! They experience theses winds often all throughout the year. It is normal to see clothes flying through the air on a windy day in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.
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