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Getting down under - Channel News Asia

Getting down under - Channel News Asia

The landscape is stunning: isolated sites of natural beauty, vibrant cities and varied terrain of mountains and rainforests, deserts, unspoilt coastlines and islands, landmark buildings and a lifestyle that is both relaxed and inspiring. This is Australia and New Zealand, sparsely populated nations rich in mineral resources that are half a world away from Europe, yet still dominated by those of European origin. Kangaroos, koalas and an inhospitable outback, Australia is simply vast and empty with the majority of its 22 million citizens living in the major coastal cities, while New Zealand is divided between the two main landmasses of the North Island and South Island. They are also countries with a proud and competitive history, not least when it comes to cricket and rugby. Australia was stung by England’s retention of the Ashes and both southern hemisphere countries saw m...

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