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    While the wind and rain of spring continue to ensure the flowers bloom and the memories of winter chill slowly fades, this month is also peak exam time. De-stress in your study break by planning your perfect summer holiday, road trip, and blissful relaxation somewhere in our beautiful country. With most of the country now in COVID-19 Alert Level 1, it is beginning to look more likely that trips and events will go ahead in the leadup to the new year.
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    Aotearoa/New Zealand’s history of producing unique endemic animals means we have had many weird and wonderful creatures on our shores throughout history. This is a list of seven animals that have gone extinct and two that were thought to have gone extinct but came back!
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    While improving weather conditions and temperatures can be expected in springtime, this spring in New Zealand will be like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With spring arriving in New Zealand next week, here is a helpful list of 10 things that you can do or expect.
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    This is our list of the best swimming holes that you can visit when New Zealand’s summer is in full swing (or beat the rush and go on a hot day at the end of spring). Our list is compiled using five South Island swimming holes and five North Island water holes.
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    We also cover most of these people in our 10 Unforgettable Moments in Recent Kiwi History that International Students Should Know blog, but here we go into greater depth as to why they were chosen to appear on the bank notes.
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    In this blog we explore some common items of ‘Kiwiana’ – iconic Kiwi items that have become famous in NZ over many years, so much so that they are now ingrained in Kiwi culture. A few of these things have already been mentioned in our blogs on the best NZ gifts and souvenirs to take home for friends and family and at Christmas, so if you want to find out more about the items and potentially taking a piece of Kiwiana home for yourself or a loved one, we recommended that you check those blogs out.
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    Here’s part two of our list of 25 classic Kiwi songs that you should listen to when you are in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The rules are simple – one song is allowed per artist, though special mentions will be included at the end of each. This list is in no particular order. To find the first 12 songs in our countdown please click here.
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    Here’s part one of our list of 25 classic Kiwi songs that you should listen to when you are in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The rules are simple – one song is allowed per artist, though special mentions will also be included after the chosen song/performer has been discussed. This list is in no particular order. Once the second part of our countdown has been released, there will be a link to this here.
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    These are the main things you should know about the national day of New Zealand, commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 – which is New Zealand’s founding document.
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    Here is a list of the top-rated Universities in the country for International Students to check out. This list uses the QS World Rankings list of the top 1000 Universities worldwide to provide the order, while we use our knowledge to give you information about each to help you choose one that is right for you.