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Curated Country Guide: New Zealand

This libguide is meant to inform and aid readers in learning about New Zealand.

Travel Documentaries

New Zealand Documentary: The Music and Culture of New Zealand (2020) - Full Documentary

This resource was provided as of April 19th, 2020. It is a YouTube documentary covering New Zealand's music and culture provided by the YouTube channel, Lavi & Ollie's Odyssey. The couple spent six months exploring the country in it's entirety to craft this film and it is extremely helpful in learning about how powerful a role sound plays within New Zealand's culture. As travelers, there was obviously a tad of wanderlust in the video, but, for the most part, it provided a lot of information about Maori traditions and culture and gave a thorough deep-dive of the experience as a whole.

A Day in the Life of a Maori — New Zealand | The Travel Intern

This resource was created on August 16th, 2019 and the purpose of the video is to provide an outside perspective on the life of the Maori. The creator of this video is the YouTube channel, The Travel Intern, which is an organization team across multiple media platforms specifically meant for exploring different cultures and introducing traveling for a living as a lifestyle. Be mindful that the creator might showcase the best parts of their experience only.

Food Tour

Best Food In New Zealand - Delicious Traditional Food In New Zealand By Traditional Dishes

This resource premiered on February 6th, 2021 and provides a very informative description of New Zealand's most notable dishes. It's difficult to know how accurate the information presented is as there is very little information about its creator, Traditional Dishes.

AUCKLAND FOOD TOUR by LOCALS | What to eat in Auckland, New Zealand | New Zealand food tour

This resource was created on June 18th, 2019, by a couple who live in Auckland, NZ and operate a YouTube channel called Chasing a Plate - Thomas & Sheena. It provides a local food tour throughout Auckland a really wonderful and local perspective on the food that New Zealand has to offer. I would recommend watching it to anyone wanting to visit!