If anything characterizes kiwis it is their relaxed way of life without stress, familiar and endearing. It can be seen at Plain sight.
Driving in New Zealand
The driving tells us much about the people of this country. The speed limit on motorway 100km/h, preferably joining tracks urban transport service, respect pedestrian crossings and other signs, push in crosswalks, it works!! ... are a sample the way of life of New Zealanders and their way of being.
Unhurried everything works best for them.
They are passionate about the outdoors, parks, beaches, gardens,... always full of families and group of friends who, with their blankets, lunchboxes and one of their dishes, "fish and chips", enjoy what this country offers, nature 100 100.
And it is that New Zealand gives for that and more.
It is an island, not surprising to see many houses along the car a small boat.
Auckland, the "City of Sails" is the perfect place for any water sport.
Sailing, windsurfing and rowing are some of the water sports the Kiwis like to practice.
Fishing is another of their hobbies. So much so that there are specialized shop and even the possibility of renting a boat.
Other outdoor activities, besides hiking, beach walks and excursions, is camping.
As the summer holidays come, which coincides with the Christmas season, most uses to go camping and/or fishing and relax in any of the paradisiacal natural environments that are found throughout the country.
The options are limitless and there is something for everyone.
Maori, New Zealand's first settlers, long before the arrival of the first Europeans, represent 14% of the population of New Zealand.
Maori culture is a fundamental part that forms the identity of the country.
So much that the haka, a traditional war dance of Maori has become not only the presentation letter of the famous local rugby team All Blacks, but today is part of the recovery of Maori culture that the New Zealand government encouraged, and its learning is incorporated into the educational system of schools in New Zealand.
On the other hand, the national anthem of New Zealand, which is taught from childhood in schools, is sung in two of the official languages, English and Maori.
Although it has five stanzas, it is sung only one, first in one language and then the other.
If it is a sporting event, usually sung in Maori first and then in English.
The influence of Maori culture is such that many streets, rivers, towns and cities in New Zealand have Maori names (Tamaki, Pakuranga, Rotorua, Mt Manganui, Ruapehu,...).