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about new zealand - Our Culture

New Zealand and New Zealanders are constantly creating and redefining their own culture. What is a New Zealander? Where does this small country fit on the world stage? How can we make a name for ourselves internationally? And while doing this, how can we continue to protect our small, wonderful country?

Maori culture is a pivotal part of the New Zealand experience. Maori culture remains tribal based, yet all Maori share a common bond with their love of the land and sea (seen as sacred), their history, and their traditions - their arts and crafts, song, dance, myths and legends. Hangi feasts (steaming food under the earth!) are also a key aspect of Maori culture and the Maori spirit of hospitality and sharing. Include a genuine hangi feast as your New Zealand conference dinner - there’s no better way to experience our truly unique cuisine.

Sport is an enormous part of New Zealand life. Competitive and resilient by nature, New Zealanders are always in favour of a good fair competition, most famously of course on the rugby field. The world renowned All Blacks are admired globally (and intensely in their own country!). If your New Zealand conference delegates are rugby fans, visit the excellent Rugby Museum in Palmerston North or time your event with a rugby match at one of our world-class stadiums!

It's not all about sport in the land of the long white cloud. The arts have been given much priority in recent years. Artists, musicians, dancers, actors and directors are all making a name for themselves at home and abroad. Your New Zealand conference delegates will love exploring the many art galleries of local delights.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, Whale Rider directed by Niki Caro and other popular movies have put New Zealand’s film industry on the map internationally and conference delegates can even tour Middle Earth and Mount Doom during their travels!

New Zealander’s are known worldwide for their generous hospitality and their friendliness. CINZ encourages you to organise your next conference here in one of New Zealand’s beautiful regions.

Click here for more information on New Zealand conference venues and services with CINZ.