New Zealand Pavilion launches official Website

08:53, April 19, 2010      

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The New Zealand Pavilion launches its official Website ( ) yesterday and invited visitors to participate their interactive games. The Website presented rich resources to show off New Zealand's beautiful natural landscape and the hospitality of the Kiwis. It also demonstrates many unique innovations from the country. The add more interactivity into the site's offering, it has invited famous visitors, including famous Chinese media personality Hong Huang, Kevin Tsai and Yuan Yue, to share their favorite things in New Zealand. The Website is also a platform for visitors to share their New Zealand favorites and related pictures.

The site also is offering a brief quiz, from which participants will have a chance to win New Zealand gifts. At the “Cool Downloads” section, people can download New Zealand wallpapers and ringtones. The site is well equipped with sharing functions, which enables people to leave comments at the site or go to New Zealand Pavilion's zones on popular Chinese Websites, such as or, to discuss about the pavilion and contribute their ideas.

New Zealand has a unique interpretation of 2010 Shanghai Expo theme: city of nature, living between heaven and earth. This idea is originated from the New Zealand people's firm belief that a high quality modern life should rely on the balance of the natural environment.

This unique interpretation of them has much to do with the New Zealand's indigenous Maori culture. In Maori's myth of Genesis, the father of sky and mother of earth used to rely closely on each other, even light cannot penetrate them. Their children, the gods, tried to separate them. But only the god of forest (also the god of human) Tane succeeded. He created the world of light, and human is able to reproduce themselves, continuously.

New Zealand pavilion will attempt to reproduce the myth through architectural structure and various exhibitions, where the strength of life (the forest and human) is an integral whole. This is the source of innovation of New Zealanders.

This Website also has a virtual Website tour function where people can explore the pavilion online.

Source: Expo2010


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