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Social conditions and values
In 2011, New Zealand's recorded crime rate was at its lowest in 15 years, down another 5.6% on the figures from 2010. In 2012 (financial year), the crime rate dropped another 5.9 per cent on the previous year – taking into account an increase in the population of 0.7%. Homicide and related offending dropped by 21.5%
New Zealand's rates of violence are very low compared to elsewhere in the world. However, it's always a good idea to go in the know. While Auckland on the North Island carries the most crime, it's still far more infrequent than other major cities worldwide
New Zealand is no more dangerous than other developed countries, but take normal safety precautions, especially after dark on city streets and in remote areas. Kiwi roads are often made hazardous by map-distracted tourists, wide-cornering campervans and traffic-ignorant sheep
The education system in New Zealand is enormously diverse and one of the best in the world, maintaining excellent standars in literacy, mathematics and sciences and ranking well consistently by global standards. New Zealand education is also becoming increasingly international, influenced by wide employment markets and and increasingly mobile network of teaching staff, researchers and a well-travelled population of students.
How it wotks: New Zealand's education system has three levels - early childhood, school and university. Same as in Norway. You go to School from a age of 6-16 or 19. Students can progress through a variety of flexible pathways in the system, supported by a range of institutions that offer a variety of courses and programs. University is the highest level of education and qualifications at all levels are governed to ensure students gain a relevant and meaningful qualification. Students attend university to undertakebachelor degrees or postgraduate courses (including certificate postgraduate diploma, master and doctoral programs). Vocational courses focus on practical skills and industry training. Vocational training courses are offered in government-funded institutions, including TAFE (Technical and Further Education), or other private institutions. Many colleges offer students credit towards university courses.
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