FUN FACTS OF NEW ZEALAND

1-PARADISE

There is a place named Paradise at Otago and located near to Glenorchy. Aptly named with the beauty of its nature, it was used as one of the filming locations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Come! Let’s go to Paradise!

Film locations in Glenorchy and Paradise
Paradise is located near the settlement of Glenorchy

source: www.newzealand.com


2- SNAKE

THERE IS NO SNAKE IN NEW ZEALAND !!!!

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Fret not. There is no snake.

sources: www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk


3- FIRST COUNTRY TO ALLOW WOMEN TO VOTE

New Zealand is the first country in the world to allow women to vote. Kate Sheppard is the prominent leader in Women’s suffrage of New Zealand and her face is featured on the ten dollar note of New Zealand. Awesome!

Kate Sheppard on the $10 note
Kate Sheppard is featured on ten dollar note of New Zealand

sources: teara.govt.nz/en

4- TWO NATIONAL ANTHEMS

New Zealand has two national anthems. The first is God Save the Queen and the other is God Defend New Zealand. Interesting!

God Defend New Zealand
God Defend New Zealand is commonly used

source: www.allmusic.com

5- FIRST CITY IN THE WORLD TO SEE SUNRISE

The first city in the world to see the sunrise is located in New Zealand which is Gisborne. It is located merely 496 kilometers away from the International Date Line.

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You can see how close North Island with International Date Line

source: www.worldatlas.com

6- FIRST MAN TO CLIMB MOUNT EVEREST

Sir Edmund Hillary is the first man to climb to Everest Summit together with Tenzing Norgay. He was from Auckland, New Zealand. Due to his achievement, he was featured on five dollar note of New Zealand.

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Hillary and Norgay reached the summit on 29 May 1953

Source: www.couriermail.com.au

7- YOU ARE ACTUALLY NEAR TO THE SEASIDE

The best thing is no matter where you are in New Zealand, you’ll never be more than 128 km from the seaside. Yeah!!!

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Papamoa Beach viewed from Mount Maunganui

source: www.bookme.co.nz

8- MINISTER OF THE RINGS

”The Lord of the Rings” impart substantial effect to New Zealand in various fields. It is big and the government created a cabinet-level position to look and leverage on the filming of the trilogy. The first ”Minister of Lord of the Rings” is Pete Hodgson, 51, who also serves as minister of energy and of science, research, and technology.

Mount Sunday was the location for Edoras in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Mount Sunday was one of the location of the filming

source: www.newzealand.com/us

9- LONGEST NAME IN THE WORLD FOR A PLACE

I want to go to……. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

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This place is located at Porangahau, New Zealand

source: teara.govt.nz/en

10- THE STEEPEST STREET IN THE WORLD

Baldwin Street in Dunedin, with a gradient of 1 in 2.86.  Every year, they will hold Jaffa Race where people can take part in rolling a Jaffa Lolly down the hill. Exciting!

Weird sites ... a house on Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world.
One of the houses

source: www.escape.com.au

11- SHEEP OUTNUMBERED HUMAN

There are 9 sheep per each person in New Zealand, making it the highest ratio in the world. I love sheep!

My cute sheep

12- LEAST CORRUPTED COUNTRY

According to Corruption Perception Index, New Zealand is the least corrupted country in the world. Good job guys!

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New Zealand at no. 1 together with Denmark

source: wikielections.com


13- GREEN, GREEN & GREEN

New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world with more than 400 golf courses.

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Choose your club carefully..haha

source: funny-jokes.com

14- WORLD’S CLEAREST LAKE IS AT NEW ZEALAND

Rotomairewhenua or Blue Lake is the clearest lake in the world with visibility more than 80 meters.

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Blue Lake is part of Nelson Lakes National Park

source: www.amusingplanet.com

15- HUMAN MADE ONLY 5% OF NEW ZEALAND ENTIRE LIVING POPULATION.

This makes New Zealand the highest human to animal ratio in the world!

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New Zealand is home for nature’s lover

source: www.agriland.ie

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