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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Kuperard; Reprinted edition edition (Oct. 17 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857333306
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857333305
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 1.2 x 17 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #662,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel - ...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel - ...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer - ...as useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine - ...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times.

About the Author

SUE BUTLER is an English writer who lived and worked in New Zealand for three years. After gaining two Honors degrees, in Philosophy and Psychology, she worked in advertising, public relations, and crisis management, coauthoring a book on the subject. She has been a journalist and magazine editor, and has managed her own PR company. While in New Zealand Sue contributed to several magazines, and traveled widely throughout the country. She and her husband now live in the wine-growing region of the Western Cape in South Africa.

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New Zealand is situated approximately 994 miles (1,600 km) off the southeast coast of Australia, across the Tasman Sea. Read the first page
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xb8e92234) out of 5 stars 9 reviews
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HASH(0xb8eae3cc) out of 5 stars Great intro to New Zealand April 19 2008
By S. Briggs - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just recently finished reading this little book, and I definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't know much about NZ. It is indeed a "quick guide" but it has a surprising amount of information packed into a few pages. My only "complaint" is that the author doesn't mention any negatives--I'm willing to believe it's a wonderful place, but there must be SOMETHING less than fabulous about it. All in all, it was worth the purchase.
HASH(0xb8eae234) out of 5 stars Concise and useful Dec 17 2013
By Michael Worobiec - Published on Amazon.com
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I am preparing for an extended stay in NZ and appreciated Butler's overview of the history and customs of NZ. I found her book straightforward and her insight on Kiwi psychology and interacting with natives particularly useful. Hopefully I will now be better able to interact with NZ locals without embarrassing myself of inadvertently offending them!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa93c58dc) out of 5 stars New Zealand Culture April 28 2009
By Wayne Bokum - Published on Amazon.com
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Designed to be a handy pocket guide, this small book provides general, though not particularily detailed information for anyone who is traveling or emigrating to New Zealand. If you are looking for a brief overview of NZ customs and culture, you should find this book helpful.
HASH(0xa93c58e8) out of 5 stars Quick Overview Helps Orientation for Tourist Visit June 23 2013
By James Moore - Published on Amazon.com
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Like its counterpart for Australia, this small volume provides a good overview of the history, culture, and contemporary perspectives of the people of New Zealand. Seems just right for the casual tourist/visitor (i.e., yours truly) but probably skimpy for anyone relocating for a longer term.
By J. Aleman - Published on Amazon.com
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Finished in a day. Short and sweet, I recommend the add on book Moon Living Abroad in New Zealand by
Michelle Waitzman. It added a little more detail, if you plan on moving there. I plan on going to New Zealand for my internship and this book helped a lot.