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(Updated on 07/09/2011)


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Facts :


  • South African chef 'too fat' to live in New Zealand
    "Authorities in New Zealand have told a South African chef he is too fat to be allowed to live in the country.
    Immigration officials said Albert Buitenhuis, who weighs 130kg (286 pounds), did not have "an acceptable standard of health"...
    New Zealand has one of the highest obesity rates in the developed world, with nearly 30% of people overweight...
    His obesity put him at "significant risk" of complications including diabetes, hypertension and heart disease."


  • New Zealand earthquake: Christchurch deaths rise to 75
    "The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of 5km (3.1 miles) on Tuesday lunchtime, when the South Island city was at its busiest."


    2011 Christchurch earthquake
    "a 6.3-magnitude earthquake... struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's  South Island at 12:51 p.m. on 22 February 2011 local time ." 


  • A painting showing the history of Greymouth District
    "is seen on a building in the town in New Zealand. Families were informed there would be no survivors after a second blast occurred at the Pike River mine 50 kilometres north of Greymouth on New Zealand's west coast."


  • Human genes to be injected into goats, cows, and sheep
    "Scientists have been given permission to put human genes into goats, sheep and cows for the next 20 years, to see if the animals will produce human proteins in their milk...
    AgResearch hopes human proteins made by the animals could eventually be used to make "biopharmaceuticals" to treat rare human diseases
    and boost New Zealand's income in the pharmaceuticals market."



  • New Zealand (Wikipedia)
    1 History
    2 Politics
    3 Foreign relations and military
    4 Local government and external territories
    5 Geography
    6 Flora and fauna
    7 Economy
    8 Demographics
    9 Culture
    10 Sport

    10.1 Olympic Games
    10.2 Rugby
    10.3 Yachting, America's Cup
    11 Public holidays
    12 International rankings...
  • ANZAC Day
    "is commemorated by Australia and New Zealand on 25 April every year to remember members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I..."

  • New Zealand : LINKS (
  • HAKA :

    • Haka!
      "The following contains a section explaining what 'haka' actually is
      and what it means, as well as the many different styles of haka.
      Focussing on Ka mate, the haka performed by the All Blacks,
      there are a few paragraphs on its origin, a translation of the words,
      and a brief description of how it relates to rugby.
      Finally there is a bibliography for further reading
      and links to other maori-related websites."
      - with a video of Kapa O Pango

    • HAKA - a New Zealand icon
      Watch the animation.




New Zealand Day :



Maps :



Cliparts and Photos :

  • New Zealand : Des photos (
    Auckland-Rotorua / Les Maoris / Wai-O-Tapu / Taupo / Around N.Z



Listening :

  • ** Sarah : School rules in New Zealand ** par  Sarah (Wellington, New Zealand) - 8 septembre 2011
    Sarah tells us about the rules in her school in Wellington, New Zealand.




Signs :



Lesson plans :


  • New Zealand: see an article, a word game, a story, a cartoon, some trivia and links. (British Council)



Webquests :



Cinema :


  • Whale Rider (Wikipedia)
    "a 2002 movie based on the 1987 novel by New Zealand Maori author Witi Tame Ihimaera. Whale Rider is an adaptation of the book with the author's involvement by Niki Caro, who also directed..."
    1 Plot
    2 Production and Awards
    3 Controversy
    4 Cast
    5 See also
    6 External links


Videos :

  • Working Day
    "This video by Andrés Borghi of Argentina won the "Your Big Break" competition from 100% Pure New Zealand.
    The slogan for the competition was:
    ‘Capture the spirit of 100% Pure New Zealand – the youngest country on earth’."