The richness and stark contrasts of New Zealand are remarkable. The scenic splendor of New Zealand is influenced by active volcanoes, breathtaking caverns, deep glacial lakes, lush valleys, stunning fjords, long sandy beaches, and the magnificent snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps/K Tiritiri o te Moana in the South Island. New Zealand also features a distinctive variety of plants and animals, a lot of which emerged during the nation’s protracted isolation. For instance, the long-beaked, flightless kiwi, a common moniker for New Zealanders, has no other place to call home.
When it was acquired by Great Britain in 1840, New Zealand was the biggest nation in Polynesia. Following then, it was a dominion, a self-governing colony (1856), and a royal colony (1907). The majority of its internal and exterior policies were under its authority by the 1920s, but it didn’t achieve complete independence until 1947, when it ratified the Statute of Westminster. It belongs to the Commonwealth.