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16 Regions of New Zealand


 Hello CIBTians

I think it would be great idea to learn a bit more about New Zealand
  • The country that you have come to or are planning to come to
  • The country that you are studying or you have studied in
  • The country that you are working in and aspiring for a great career
  • The country you want to home

It’s a great idea to know more about the place where you are

Here is a list of 16 regions of NZ 
  1. Northland Region 
  2. Auckland Region
  3. Waikato Region
  4. Bay of Plenty Region
  5. Gisborne Region
  6. Hawke's Bay Region
  7. Taranaki Region
  8. Manawatu-Wanganui Region
  9. Wellington Region 
10. Tasman Region
11. Nelson Region
12. Marlborough Region
13. West Coast Region
14. Canterbury Region
15. Otago Region
16. Southland Region


Easiest way to remember all the 16 regions

Man with 2 ‘M’s and 2 ‘N’s
Ghost with 2 ‘T’s



Region
Island
Cities / Towns
w
Waikato
North
Hamilton, Coromandel, Huntly, Cambridge, Taupo
w
Wellington
North
Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt
w
West Coast
South
Greymouth, Hokitika, Reefton




m
Manawatu-Wanganui
North
Palmerston North
m
Marlborough
South
Blenheim
a
Auckland
North
Auckland
n
Northland
North
Whangarei
n
Nelson
South
Nelson




g
Gisborne
North
Gisborne
h
Hawke’s Bay
North
Napier, Hastings
o
Otago
South
Dunedin
s
Southland
South
Invercargill, Gore
t
Taranaki
North
New Plymouth, Cardiff, Inglewood, Stratford
t
Tasman
South
Richmond, Collingwood




b
Bay of Plenty
North
Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane
c
Canterbury
South
Christchurch, Ashburton, Kaikoura, Timaru, Mackenzie

·         The indigenous Māori name for New Zealand is Aotearoa, commonly translated as land of the long white cloud
·         New Zealand gained it's independence from Great Britain in 1907
·         Capital: Wellington - the southern most capital in the world - aka: 'The Windy City'
·         Area: total: 268,021 sq km - similar in size to England and Japan
·         Total Population: 4,405, 614 (estimated resident population as of 1st of April ’11)
·         Largest City: Auckland, aka: 'The City of Sails' and 'The Jewel of the Pacific'
·         New Zealand's largest lake is Lake Taupo, extending to 616 sq kms (or 238 sq miles). This makes it slightly smaller than Singapore. Lake Taupo formed in the crater left behind after a super volcano erupted 26,500 years ago.
·         New Zealand's (and Australasia's) highest mountain is Aoraki Mount Cook. It is 3,754 meters (12,316 ft) high. Tell me which region does this mountain fall in?
·         Longest River: Waikato river - 452 km
·         With 2.5 million cars for 4.4 million people, including children, New Zealand's car ownership rate is one of the worlds highest

Raj Singh
Employment Consultant
iCareer Ltd
P.S: Let me know if you have any other easy idea to memorize the 16 regions
 

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