- There are three official languages in New Zealand: They are:
>Maori. This is the language of the tangata whenua,
>New Zealand Sign Language
- New Zealand was the first major nation to have universal suffrage. In 1893 it became legal for all male and female citizens of New Zealand to vote.
- Queen Elizabeth II is officially Queen of New Zealand. She is represented in New Zealand by a Governor General, who ratifies all laws put before him or her by the elected parliament of New Zealand.