Culture Shock! New Zealand

Culture Shock! New Zealand

by Peter Oettli

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Culture Shock! New Zealand by Peter Oettli

CULTURE SHOCK! COUNTRY guides: - Provide full explanations of social and business customs- Use practical examples and personal stories- Include a helpful Appendix of Dos and Don'ts- Provide a cultural quiz to test your understanding- Include a calendar of festivals and holidays

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558687844
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Series: Culture Shock! Series
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vi
Acknowledgements     xv
Map of New Zealand     xvi
First Impressions     1
Overview of the Land and History     8
From North Cape to the Bluff     9
Climate     14
Environment     15
The Big Picture     24
People     27
A Land of Plenty     28
New Zealand versus Australia     35
Living Upside Down     37
Maori and Pakeha     39
City and Country     43
Young and Old     49
Religion     53
Social Security     56
Welfare     57
Fitting In     59
Public Behaviour     60
Queuing     61
Smiling     61
Greetings     62
Attire     62
Occasions and Celebrations     66
Making friends     70
Clubs, Associations and Classes     72
Pets     75
The Social Round     76
Hatched, Matched and Despatched     83
Settling In     92
Special Requirements for Non-New Zealanders     93
Leaving the Airport and Onwards     99
What (Not) To bring     99
Settling In     100
Furnishing a Home     107
Homestays     109
Getting Around     110
Buying a Car     111
Shopping     121
Post Offices     127
Banking     128
Telephone Directories     130
Telecommunications     130
The System at Your Disposal     133
Medical Care     137
Education     143
Food and Entertaining     150
Getting Fed and Watered     151
The Maori Hangi     155
Pies and Grub     156
New Zealand Cooking-How To?     157
Drinking Water     160
Alcohol     162
Table Etiquette     163
Enjoying New Zealand     165
Getting Informed and Entertained     166
Museums     167
Nightlife     167
Being Part of the Entertainment     168
Recreation and Sport     169
Hobbies     180
Tourism     181
Festivities     184
Fairs and Festivals      189
Learning the Language     196
Watch Your Language     200
Kiwi Slang     201
The Business Scene     206
Call Me Bill     209
The Nerds are Your Friends     212
Red Tape Can Be Fun     213
Income Tax     217
All Work and No Play     219
New Zealand at a Glance     221
Acronyms     225
Famous People     226
Places of Interest     230
Culture Quiz     233
Do's and Don'ts     239
Glossary     241
Resource Guide     249
Further Reading     257
About the Author     261
Index     262

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