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New zeland is located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia, their capital is Wellington, the official languages of New Zealand are English and Maoribut The population includes 2 principal grups the maori and new zelanders. So the English has influenced Maori and Maori has influenced English but both are usedthroughout the country in different television and radio programs
There can be marked differences between Maori and NZ
Because Maori are mystics and believe thateverything has a spirit which call mana and their customs are deeply rooted and are polytheists. And on the other hand the NZ are have a different customs like wealth andsocial status are not important to them, they dress casually but neatly, and they are very friendly, somewhat reserved initially and enjoy the hospitality.
About theMeeting and Greeting
Generally expected to be introduced before starting a conversation but sometimes only consisting of a handshake and a smile.
 Neverunderestimate the value of the smile as it indicates pleasure at meeting the other person.
Also New Zealanders it is best to address them by their honorific title and surnameuntil they call you by your first name
About Dining Etiquette
The NZ are very casual in their table manners and they Wait to be told where to sit. And their keepingtheir elbows off the table and their hands above the table when eating.
Their Meals are often served family-style.
And hold the fork in the left hand and the knifein the right while eating , Indicate that they have finished eating by laying their knife and fork parallel on their plate with the handles facing to the right.
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