THE GLOBAL VILLAGE
name is Carol. and I live in the northern most part of New Zealand.
Growing up here generates memories of being barefoot in the sand dunes,
riding horses from the East coast to the West ( 20 minutes). Beautiful
white sandy beaches with no other footprints upon them.
father used to let my brother and I take the boat out when we were only
10 and 7 respectively and we caught 4 and 5lb schapper ( our premium
eating fish) enough to feed the whanau (family). To this day, you can
find no end of beaches with no footprints ( and plenty of fish)
down the country, we have thermal activity that will astound you (Rotorua),
mountains and lakes that have been lauded as the most beautiful in the
have often been discribed as the most beautiful country in the world,
and we are very proud of that!
you watched this year's Oscars ( Lord of the Rings) you would have
confirmation of what I'm saying.
from that, we are nuclear free (by choice of all New Zealanders) which
is part of the reason they have used the catch phase 'CLEAN AND GREEN'
are just that.
to me, NZ is all about being quiet.
can always find a beach with no footprints, a spot to be on your own.
country is slightly larger than Britian, yet we have only 3 1/2 million
We have brilliant restaurants with GE free food. Great nightclubs and
hugely friendly people, so... if you are into a cosmopoliton life style,
we have that too.
your partner likes to play golf... hey.. our green fees are miniscule
and there is a golf club in every township.
the Great Zane Grey (An American, I believe) said this was the greatest
place in the world.
Our South Island has awesome skiing from June to November
sports.. We invented them!! Bungy jumping, jet boating, NZ inventions.
leisure.. We have the best tramps in the world. Our Milford track in
rated No 1. world wide.
I'm trying to say is... if you want out door leisure...or if you just
want to find yourself... or lose yourself... or be yourself....
won't be disappointed.
If you want to come here, and Az and Jo can vouch for you, I would love
to meet you and show you around my special part of this world.