Often described as a ‘land of milk and honey,’ New Zealand comprises 286,680 hectares of land situated in the Southern Pacific Ocean. With a population of only 4.4 million people, New Zealand is one of the world’s least crowded countries. Much of the country is rural farm land, native rainforest and bush land. It is a country of natural and unspoilt beauty. New Zealand has truly stunning scenery including amazing coastlines, majestic mountains, rivers and fiords. For more information on or visiting New Zealand check out www.newzealand.com
New Zealand’s main industries are primary (food) production and tourism.
Isolated from the rest of the world, New Zealand has had a policy of protecting its biodiversity and its borders from pests and diseases. The country has earned an international reputation for its clean, green environment. The food produced in New Zealand is international renown for its safety, quality and natural goodness.
As an island nation, New Zealand boasts extensive grassland and a temperate climate. With a high average rainfall our pastures remain lush and green throughout the year. We employ a very organic style of farming with most farmers keeping their stock out in paddocks with the freedom to roam and eat fresh grass rather than the factory or cramped indoor housing employed by many farms internationally. The use of growth hormones in dairying is banned in New Zealand. We are free from foreign parasites and diseases such as BSE because of New Zealand’s isolated and clean environment. These conditions make New Zealand an ideal environment for dairy farming allowing the production of top quality milk.
New Zealand has a thriving organic industry which is striving to maintain our food production free of genetic engineering.
Despite immense political pressure at times, New Zealand has staunchly maintained a no-nuclear policy for 25 years.