"Interesting Facts About New Zealand"
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Taranaki – volcano in New Zealand – one of the most active in the world. The last time he woke up 160 years ago. In August this year, residents of Auckland were very scared: woke up another big volcano in New Zealand – Tongariro, for half an hour giant threw the hot stones to a height of six meters. Now he has calmed down, but no one can predict how long.
New Zealand, according to numerous scientific studies has the highest peacefulness of 149 countries, and first among the countries that do not accept corruption.
The capital of New Zealand – the city of Wellington. Interestingly, in a small Wellington (only 460 thousand) number of bars and restaurants per head of population is much higher than the number of restaurants and bars in New York City.
New Zealand’s favorite food: «fish & chips» – fish and chips in batter, chips, lamb with kumara (sweet root vegetables, sweet potatoes, orange is a potato). Manuka honey is very popular has antiseptic properties: they are natives once rubbed the wound. Anything is better than clean water.
New Zealand, as they say, is free from nuclear energy. There are no nuclear power plants do not come here on a nuclear-powered vessels. The last time it was the reason for the complication of relations with the United States. Helen Clark did not allow a U.S. aircraft carrier in New Zealand port.
New Zealand has long lake (about 100 km) Uaikatipu with a depth of 400 meters. Many rivers flow into the lake, and because of the lack of residents in the area names they did not have, so surveyors simply labeled them from #1 to #25. And the water in the lake rising to 7.5 cm every five minutes, and then falls.