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about new zealand

New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere and lies in the South-West of the Pacific Ocean. It is comprised of two major Islands (North and South) and a number of lesser islands, the largest of which is called Stewart Island. The country is approximately 1600 km in length and the total land area is 270,000 sq km. The coastline has a length of 15,134 km.


New Zealand is a relatively mountainous land with ranges in both the North and South. The Cook Strait, 20 km wide at its narrowest point, separates the two major islands. After the North and South Island, the next largest island is Stewart Island, which is 30 km south of the South Island across Foveaux Strait.


Educational institutions in New Zealand offer a wide variety of courses and New Zealand welcomes international students at all of its institutions. Students intending to study in New Zealand can be assured of achieving qualifications that are at a standard comparable to qualifications achieved in leading educational institutions in other parts of the world.


The primary responsibility for the quality of education delivered rests with the organisation that provides those services. However, quality assurance processes are in place to ensure government and individuals are investing time and money in quality education and training.