New Zealand Culture Smart

New Zealand   Culture Smart Author Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird
ISBN-10 9781787029828
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 168
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Culture Smart! New Zealand offers insights into a country that is reflecting on its identity, having shed its colonial past and now moving from a bicultural society (Maori and European) toward a new multiculturalism. Despite the challenges ahead, New Zealand society is resilient, underpinned by the values of anti-materialism, tolerance, patience, and commonsense, and driven by a shared passion about being a Kiwi. Not by chance was New Zealand chosen to represent Tolkien's ancient Middle-Earth in the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. New Zealand is remote, and even sometimes inadvertently left off world maps. This remoteness might be one of its greatest assets. It is off the beaten track, with a wilderness of World Heritage national parks to explore—embracing ice-carved fiords, lakes, valleys, and towering mountains; lush lowland forests and limestone canyons. Set against this stunning background are the New Zealanders, who, not surprisingly, are passionate about their country and the quality of life it offers. Kiwis, as they are affectionately known, are friendly, helpful, and fiercely equalitarian. All great companions for enjoying the prowess of the All Blacks rugby team in action!



New Zealand Culture Smart

New Zealand   Culture Smart Author Ljiljana Ortolja-Baird
ISBN-10 1857338561
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 168
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Culture Smart! New Zealand offers insights into a country that is reflecting on its identity, having shed its colonial past and now moving from a bicultural society (Maori and European) toward a new multiculturalism. Despite the challenges ahead-- a declining agricultural sector and the consequences for an economy that depends largely on international trade--New Zealand society is resilient, underpinned by the values of anti-materialism, tolerance, patience, and commonsense, and driven by a shared passion about being a Kiwi. Not by chance was New Zealand chosen to represent Tolkien’s ancient Middle-Earth in the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings. "Vast and varied, breathtakingly beautiful and perilous,” the land harks back to a mythological past. Positioned, almost, on the 180th meridian in the Pacific Ocean, and straddling the furthest reaches, east and west of Greenwich Mean Time, New Zealand is remote, and even sometimes inadvertently left off world maps. This remoteness might be one of its greatest assets. It is off the beaten track, with a wilderness of World Heritage national parks to explore--embracing ice-carved fiords, lakes, valleys, and towering mountains; lush lowland forests and limestone canyons where the birdlife is prolific; and spectacular volcanic features imbued with Maori cultural and spiritual associations. Set against this stunning background are the New Zealanders, just 4.6 million of them in an area of 103,500 square miles--equating to fifteen people per square mile--who, not surprisingly, are passionate about their country and the quality of life it offers. Kiwis, as they are affectionately known, are friendly, helpful, and fiercely equalitarian. The rugged grafters of pioneer days have mellowed into a caf�-loving culture where good coffee is an art, local Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs have edged out foreign competition, and taste for the country’s craft-beer is growing exponentially. All great companions for enjoying the prowess of the All Blacks rugby team in action!



Culture Smart New Zealand

Culture Smart  New Zealand Author Sue Butler
ISBN-10 1558689575
Release 2006
Pages 168
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Whether you are traveling in luxury or with just a pack on your back, it's important that you have a safe, fun, and easy-going trip. Bad etiquette and a misunderstanding about customs can put an otherwise very exciting trip on hold faster than a bad case of food poisoning. The CULTURE SMART! titles are not your basic travel guides: they are consistently updated customs and etiquette references for more than 25 countries. Now more than ever, travelers are more than just sightseers and tourists; they're ambassadors making impressions of the United States wherever they go. You will find this series to be invaluable for pointing travelers to a safe and fun trip abroad.



Britain Culture Smart

Britain   Culture Smart Author Paul Norbury
ISBN-10 9781857335804
Release 2006-09-01
Pages 168
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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * dos, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken



A New Zealand Book of Beasts

A New Zealand Book of Beasts Author Annie Potts
ISBN-10 9781869407735
Release 2013-12-09
Pages 320
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A New Zealand Book of Beasts is a groundbreaking examination of the interactions between humans and 'nonhuman animals' - both real and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, popular culture, historiography, media and everyday life. Structured in four parts - Animal Icons, Animal Companions, Art Animals and Controversial Animals - the Book of Beasts touches on topi as diverse as moa-hunting and the SPCA, pest-control and pet-keeping, whaling and whale-watching; on species ranging from sheep to sperm whales and from pekapeka to possums; and on the works of authors and artists as various as Samuel Butler and Witi Ihimaera, Lady Mary Anne Barker and Janet Frame, Michael Parekowhai and Don Binney, Bill Hammond and Fiona Pardington. In examining through literature, art and culture the ways New Zealanders use and abuse, shape and are shaped by, glorify and co-opt, and describe and imagine animals, the authors tell us a great deal about our society and culture: how we understand our own identities and those of others; how we regard, inhabit and make use of the natural world; and how we think about what to buy, eat, wear, watch and read. This is an engaging, original and scholarly rigorous book of cultural criticism and a thoughtful addition to New Zealand literature.



Fieldwork in Tourism

Fieldwork in Tourism Author Michael C. Hall
ISBN-10 9781136927706
Release 2010-10-04
Pages 336
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The inherent mobility of tourists and consequent relative ephemerality of contact between the visitor and the visited tourism phenomenon have specific characteristics that challenge the usual fieldwork practices of the social and physical sciences. Such conditions create specific concerns for the tourism researcher in terms of their positionality, relationality, accessibility, ethics, reflexivity, and methodological appropriateness. Fieldwork in Tourism is the first book to focus on this extremely significant component of contemporary tourist research and provides hands on approaches to conducting tourism fieldwork in a range of settings, exploring the methodological considerations and offering strategies to mitigate these. The book also discusses how fieldwork affects researchers personally and what happens to field relationships. Divided into five sections, each with an introduction and a guide to further reading, the chapters cover the context of fieldwork, research relationships, politics and power, the position of the researcher in the field, research methods and processes, including virtual fieldwork, and the relationships between being a tourist and doing fieldwork. The concluding chapter suggests that the link between tourism and fieldwork perhaps offers greater insights into understanding creative fieldwork than may be imagined. This book incorporates a rich and diverse set of fieldwork experiences, insights and reflections on conducting fieldwork in different settings, the problems that emerge, the solutions that were developed, and the realities of being ‘in the field’. Fieldwork in Tourism is an essential guide for Tourism higher level students, academics and researchers embarking on research in this field.



Moon Living Abroad New Zealand

Moon Living Abroad New Zealand Author Michelle Waitzman
ISBN-10 9781631212499
Release 2016-01-12
Pages 380
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Author and educator Michelle Waitzman first visited New Zealand in 1998—and she's been hooked ever since. Now a New Zealand citizen, Waitzman outlines all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner in Moon Living Abroad New Zealand. She offers straightforward tips and advice on how businesspeople, students, teachers, retirees, and professionals can make a smooth transition to living in a new culture and country. Moon Living Abroad New Zealand is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care, plus practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets. With extensive color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad New Zealand will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.



On Display

On Display Author Anna Smith
ISBN-10 0864734549
Release 2004
Pages 248
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A group of New Zealand's leading cultural studies scholars provide their perspectives on the politics of display in this thought-provoking collection of essays. Philip Armstrong, Roger Blackley, Kyla McFarlane, Annie Potts, and Paul Williams, among others, showcase their thinking about cultural activities—looking and showing, viewing and arranging—that are deeply embedded in ideology. From the antique plaster casts held by Auckland Museum to the wild foods on New Zealand's West Coast, the essays pursue a variety of trajectories on how New Zealanders display themselves and what they profess and contest in their collective representations.



Renewable Energy Governance

Renewable Energy Governance Author Evanthie Michalena
ISBN-10 9781447155959
Release 2013-11-29
Pages 397
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This book focuses on Renewable Energy (RE) governance - the institutions, plans, policies and stakeholders that are involved in RE implementation - and the complexities and challenges associated with this much discussed energy area. Whilst RE technologies have advanced and become cheaper, governance schemes rarely support those technologies in an efficient and cost-effective way. To illustrate the problem, global case-studies delicately demonstrate successes and failures of renewable energy governance. RE here is considered from a number of perspectives: as a regional geopolitical agent, as a tool to meet national RE targets and as a promoter of local development. The book considers daring insights on RE transitions, governmental policies as well as financial tools, such as Feed-in-Tariffs; along with their inefficiencies and costs. This comprehensive probing of RE concludes with a treatment of what we call the “Mega-What” question - who is benefitting the most from RE and how society can get the best deal? After reading this book, the reader will have been in contact with all aspects of RE governance and be closer to the pulse of RE mechanisms. The reader should also be able to contribute more critically to the dialogue about RE rather than just reinforce the well-worn adage that “RE is a good thing to happen”.



Judy Darragh

Judy Darragh Author Judy Darragh
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061184290
Release 2004-05
Pages 96
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Released in 2004, this book was created to accompany a major solo artists project at Te Papa. Its extensive interviews, commentary, and criticism from leading New Zealand and international art writers give fascinating insights into Judy Darragh's work. The book catalogues Judys career to date. It covers her early years as New Zealands 'Queen of Kitsch' to her 'abdication', her two-dimensional art to her audiovisual and comic-book work, and her lavish 80s shrines to her more recent 'toxic' sculpture and installations. With a huge selection of illustrations and reproductions of Judys work, this book is as colourful, irreverent, and relevant as the artist herself.



Global Cultures

Global Cultures Author Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
ISBN-10 0819562823
Release 1994-12-09
Pages 509
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An anthology of 62 stories from around the non-Euro-American world providing new definitions of cultural diversity and commonality and an invaluable tool for teachers responding to the growing need for multicultural literature.



The World s Religions

The World s Religions Author Ninian Smart
ISBN-10 0521637481
Release 1998-06-28
Pages 608
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Provides information about the symbols, rituals, art, and history of religions around the world.



New Zealand Official Yearbook 2010

New Zealand Official Yearbook 2010 Author New Zealand Department of Statistics
ISBN-10 1869537769
Release 2010-10-15
Pages 536
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Essential reference for libraries, businesses, education and media. Includes the latest information from the latest Census, as well as other survey sources. Provides a comprehensive picture of life in New Zealand based on the most recent and accurate information available.



The New Zealand Journal of History

The New Zealand Journal of History Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015075742174
Release 1997
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The New Zealand Journal of History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New Zealand Journal of History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New Zealand Journal of History book for free.



Station Life in New Zealand

Station Life in New Zealand Author Mary Anne Barker
ISBN-10 9781108029612
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 256
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Daily life on a sheep station in colonial New Zealand, enthusiastically described in Barker's letters, first published in 1870.



Education in Australia New Zealand and the Pacific

Education in Australia  New Zealand and the Pacific Author Michael Crossley
ISBN-10 9781472503572
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 400
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This book provides an up-to-date and well-grounded analysis of education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. Leading writers from throughout this region identify contemporary educational challenges, issues, and priorities while drawing upon their own ongoing empirical research. Key themes include the impact of international trends and developments; educational reform and the quality of education; indigenous learning; inclusivity; aid and development co-operation; and the changing role and place of tertiary education. Detailed studies of specific educational systems and developments are considered in the light of broader analyses that run throughout the volume.



The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy

The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy Author Benjamin Isakhan
ISBN-10 9780748653683
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 384
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Takes a fresh look at the history of democracy, broadening the traditional view with previously unexplored examples. This substantial reference work critically re-examines the history of democracy, from ancient history to possible directions it may take in the future. 44 chapters explore the origins of democracy and explore new - and sometimes surprising - examples from around the world. Each of the 9 parts introduces the period, followed by 3 to 7 case studies.