New Zealand

New Zealand (Maori: Aotearoa) is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. These islands form a unique bioregion inhabited by flightless birds seen nowhere else, such as kakapo and kiwi.

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All Places New Zealand



InterCity Coachlines

New Zealand’s national coach company, with services connecting over 600 destinations nationwide. InterCity Group has voluntarily adopted European Emission standards across its fleet of modern coaches. Operates InterCity Coachlines, Newmans Coach Lines and also operates a modern fleet of vessels and coaches for [http://www.greatsights.co.nz/ GreatSights New Zealand], [http://dolphincruises.co.nz Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands] and [http://www.awesomenz.com/ ''awesomeNZ'']. In May 2007 InterCity Group signed up to [http://www.carbonzero.co.nz/ Landcare Research's carboNZero programme] which has a core focus on working to reduce harmful emissions at source. They have used a range of activities to reduce their carbon emissions by up to 50% over the five years. Tickets can be purchased from the InterCity ticket counters at bus stations or i-SITE information centres and a discount is given to students or youth-hostel membership card holders (e.g. BBH, YHA, Nomads, ISIC). Fares start from just $1 (plus a booking fee) on all InterCity’s national services and they’ve even been known to give away free seats at various times of the year. A limited number of heavily discounted “Cheap-as-Seats” for travel that week are released via the company’s Facebook and Twitter feeds every Monday. On-line fares are often sold at a cheaper rate.

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Flying Kiwi Adventures

New Zealand’s original adventure bus tour company offering "beyond the tourist trail" experiences. The company was listed in National Geographic's Best Adventure Travel Companies for 2009 and received a [http://www.qualmark.co.nz/ Qualmark enviro award]. Trips range from 3–27 days and cover both islands. The tours focus on enjoying the outdoor beauty and excitement of New Zealand with numerous hiking, cycling and activity options. There are also options to take extended breaks in your favourite places. Discounts are available for holders of YHA, VIP, ISIC and NOMADs cards.

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Naked Bus

New Zealand's low price city to city bus company provides daily point-to-point services across the country. Naked Bus is often the cheapest option for travellers who plan ahead. Some Naked Bus services code-share with other bus companies, including Atomic.

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Interislander

Operates three ships: ''Aratere'', ''Kaiarahi'' and ''Kaitaki''.

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United Kingdom

High Commission, with consulates in Auckland and Christchurch.


Bluebridge

Operates two ships: ''Straitsman'' and ''Strait Feronia''

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China

Embassy, with consulates in Auckland and Christchurch.


Australia

High Commission, with consulate in Auckland.



Canada

High Commission, with consulate in Auckland.


South Africa

High Commission, with consulate in Auckland.


United States

Embassy, with consulate in Auckland.


About New Zealand

New Zealand is increasingly known, both in the indigenous Māori language and in New Zealand English, as Aotearoa, often translated as "land of the long white cloud". Originally, Aotearoa was a name for just the North Island, the South Island being known as Te Waipounamu or Te Waka a Maui. In 2009, the New Zealand Geographic Board discovered both the North and South Islands had never been officially named, so in October 2013 they were officially named North Island / Te Ika-a-Māui and South Island / Te Waipounamu.


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