New Zealand Male
Aged 42 | Born 1975
About the Speaker
"I was born Wellington. My Dad was born in Yorkshire and moved here when he was 16. My Mum was born in New Zealand. My Dad was a trained chef but always worked a variety of different jobs and places and my Mum worked in TV and Film production, they’re both retired now. I went to a state school, I didn’t go to Uni, I went straight into film production work like my Mum."
This kit contains all the elements of a full Accent Kit
About Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean comprised of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. It is roughly 1,500 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. It has a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life, and a dramatic varied landscape. The majority of New Zealand’s population of 4.7 million is of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. The official languages are English (de facto), Māori and NZ Sign Language, with English being very dominant.
New Zealand’s capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, in a scenic natural harbour and green hillsides adorned with tiered suburbs of colonial villas. The area has high seismic activity even by New Zealand standards, with a major fault, the Wellington Fault running through the centre of the city and several others nearby. Several hundred minor faults lines have been identified within the urban area. Lonely Planet named Wellington ‘the coolest little capital in the world’ in its ‘Best in Travel 2011’ guide book.