New Zealand - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs Culture by Sue ButlerCulture 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, donts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken
The 50 best New Zealand books
Each tale offers a sensitive portrayal of the human condition, from the issues that surround family life to a loss in personal identity. Yet another way to gain an insight into kiwi culture, and the lifestyle that makes kiwi people the characters we are. You may have to adapt to a few new words, as we have a peculiar variation of English with the odd colloquialism and slang, unique to our lands. One thing's for sure, the life and times of New Zealanders can provide an entertaining and interesting read. Pounamu Pounamu is a literary classic, and consists of a series of short stories that capture the intersection between Maori culture , tradition and contemporary family life in s New Zealand.
There is, however, a range of exceptional books that are about New Zealand or were written by outstanding Kiwi authors, which will introduce you tot he history, culture and people of the islands before you set off on a New Zealand holiday. Intriguing and unpredictable, the book explores centuries friction and fascination. Of course, there is a long history of colonialism and cultural misunderstanding on the islands, and to learn more, we recommend To Auckland by the Ganges by Robert M Grogans. This book details the four-month journey settlers used to take by boat to reach New Zealand from Britain, based on the journals kept by the author on his voyage in For a country that inspires so many travellers and tales there's a dearth of travel literature on New Zealand - however, what does exist is well worth reading. Try A Land of Two Halves by Joe Bennett, which sees the itinerant author hitch around the country with an eye for oddity and an ear for conversation.
The Herald's literary review team have come up with their best ten fiction and best ten non-fiction New Zealand books from the last decade. Set on the island of Bougainville during Papua New Guinea's brutal civil war, Mister Pip tells the story of year-old Matilda Laimo, whose elderly European school teacher Tom Watts mesmerises his class by reading them passages from Dickens' Great Expectations. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize and won the Commonwealth Prize for writing. The winner of the Deutz Medal for Fiction or Poetry at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, Blindsight is a story about complex family relationships - in this case the relationship between protagonist Alice Ferry and her estranged brother Gordon. Alice and her brother are worth the effort it takes to get to know them.
Take look at 10 reading essentials, fiction and non-fiction alike, everyone should get their hands on before visiting. Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize winning novel showcases a piece of Victorian-era New Zealand. This classic piece of New Zealand literature was written during the.
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The Garden Party and Other Stories (1922) by Katherine Mansfield
The story of the country's prehistory, reconstructing from archaeological evidence a picture of how the first people lived and died. The emphasis is on food and clothing, work, burial customs and disease and death. Government Print, Wellington,