New Zealand :. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on trade marketing than on programs of social uplift is approaching economic doom. “. By: Jyree’ Brice. New Zealand.
“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on trade marketing than on programs of social uplift is approaching economic doom. “
By: Jyree’ Brice
For a country being very dependent on trade make New Zealand. They are very supportive of being a liberalist of a well divided trading system. Even though trade helps their economic liability they have relied on a sustainable economy growth and development that would help ensure that New Zealand is being secured.
New Zealand has a unique and compelling culture. The culture of its native Maori people has an affect to the language, the arts, and even the accents of all New Zealanders. Their place in the South Pacific, and their love of the outdoors, sport, and the arts make New Zealanders and their culture unique in the world.
Median age: Male- 36.2
Their small population has affected New Zealand\'s natural resources have been failing to gain a great amount of interest this makes cars and other vehicles a environmental concern and the use of fossil fuels isn\'t helping the issue. Their natural resources have so far suffered less from the pressures of development than have those of many other industrialized nations. The use of fossil fuels contributes to the problem. New Zealand\'s concern about the effects of air pollution on the atmosphere is partly due to the fact that the nation is among the world leaders in the occurrence of skin cancer.
New Zealand has no formal, constitution. Their constitutional framework consists of a mixture of various documents. The Constitution Act in 1852 helped establish the system of government and were later considered in 1986. The Constitution Act describes the three branches of Government in New Zealand: The Executive (the Sovereign and Cabinet), the legislature (Parliament) and the judiciary (Courts). Executive authority is vested in a cabinet led by the prime minister, who is the leader of the political party holding the majority of seats in parliament. All cabinet ministers must be members of parliament and are collectively responsible to it.The House of Representatives usually has 120 seats, seven of which currently are reserved for Maori elected on a separate Maori roll. Parliaments are elected for a maximum term of 3 years, although elections can be called sooner.Elections
-Type : parliamentary democracy and common wealth realm
-New Zealand general elections generally occur every three years.
New Zealand was the first country in the world to allow women the right to vote, in 1893.
Today, every male and female over the age of 18 has the right to vote in New Zealand.
During the 1930s and \'40s, the Labour Party saw Social Security schemes, the 40 hour working week and minimum wage requirements.
After World War II the National Party won power. Apart from two brief periods of Labour governance (1957-60 and 1972 – 75), National remained in power until the 1980s.
The right of the National Party currently holds power in New Zealand, led by John Key
At the local government level, New Zealand has 12 regional councils, which are divided into either City or District Councils. There are 16 City Councils and 57 District Councils in New Zealand.
New Zealand\'s economy has been based on their foundation of exports from its very efficient agricultural system. Leading agricultural exports include dairy products, meat, forest products, fruit and vegetables, fish, and wool. Traditionally, New Zealand\'s economy has been helped by strong economic relations with Australia. New Zealand and Australia are partners in the “CER”, which allows for free trade in goods and most services but New Zealand’s economy fell into recession before the start of the global financial crisis and slowly decreased five times in 2008-09. The government plans to raise productivity growth and develop infrastructure, while reining in government spending. They were able to escape recession in the final quarter of 2010 despite a destructive earthquake, but still may be unable to avoid their decrease in economy this year following a second more damaging issue a while ago.Economy
GDP (official exchange rate):
$138 billion (2010 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
2.1% (2010 est.)
GDP - composition by sector :