A nice country, made up of two main islands (the North, and South island, unoriginal, I know). It is a very green place, and yes, it has alot of sheep.
As far as I can see, it is not as beautiful as it is made out to be, but since I live in New Zealand, I am used to it, and don't know much better.
It does have beautiful forests, but the countryside is mostly farm areas.
It has the highest rate of youth suicide in the world.
On the plus side, Wellington (the capital city) has one of the largest number of restaurants per head in the world!
We do not actually hate Aussies, some people sometimes mock Aussies, in one way or another, but hardly any of them are serious.
I have yet to meet an incredibly racist person living in New Zealand.
Well, if you aren't very used to alot of green, then New Zealand is definately for you, and by the way, in the 80's we were incredibly backward, but now I'd say we are fine.
Oh, and if you are going to go to New Zealand, make sure you go in the summer, it can get quite wet and rainy in the winter (and incredibly windy if you go to Wellington) (for all you people in the US, your winter = our summer).
Places I reccomend:
I'd suggest you go to Auckland (the largest city in New Zealand), but not for too long as you run out of things to do very quickly.
Martinborough, in February, or March, so you can catch the Martinborough fair, which is quite nice, and you can also check out the vineyards if you have a taste for wi...
Ahem, I do believe that New Zealand is growing up and a very very worthy friend to Australia and always has been and therefore is worthy of respect. My version goes like this. A few people in New Zealand do tend to be juvenile towards Australia, however, some Australians tend to respond to that (or start it) by being arrogant. That aside, New Zealand has provided a great deal of assistance to Australia with regards to East Timor, Solomon Islands, etc. and therefore, neither patronising attitudes, nor a chip on the shoulder will not help. It has taken time, but New Zealand is growing up, hopefully encouraged to do so by many Australians, instead of being thought of as a child.
Australian 1: Instead of wanting to be isolationist and juvenile, New Zealand is growing up.
Australian 2: Come again?
Australian 1: East Timor, Solomon Islands, it was just that lack of confidence that held them back.
Australian 2: Oh right, well that's good to hear, I was wondering when NZ would grow the fuck up.
we dont hate aussies just sumtimes they really piss ya off and wots more they often whinge about us and thatll start about a weeks worth of trans-tasman annoyance.i do like aussies because they have a millitary contract called the canbberra pact that declares that if one of us shall do battle the other will step in to help us victory,and i think thats fuken great.
the annoy us:not voting 4 new zealand to host the 2011 rugby world cup,we still one but its the thought that counts.
a pretty cool country or so i hear near my country australia. Why does everyone from nz and usa on this site have 2 be so mean 2 us?! I think the kiwi accent is cool. A lot of people here say that kiwis fuck sheep but we also say that tasmania is the land of the inbreds and thats part of our own country so it's not like we take it that seriously. Whoever was bragging about peter jackson being from nz peter jackson is a bit of a scrubbo but he's a cool one so we'll give u him and russell crowe but russell crowe is just plain weird. I don't have anything against any country i just get angry at all the people who attack everyone elses countries wen they really don't know anything about it. Like america got a raw deal and people aren't too nice to us aussies either we aren't racist!!
New zealand is cool ANZAC for life!!
No one on here is saying Australians are gay, the fact is some Australians (and people in every other country) are arseholes. New Zealand was actually a colony of Britain not Australia, but with Australia as the big brother it administered New Zealand for a bit. And no it was not a Fourth of July style breakaway. Come Waitangi, New Zealand became a seperate colony. That happened in 1840. And while the two nations are a lot like each other, there are a number of subtle differences, however, this should not stop them from getting on.
Oz and New Zealand will never stop taking the piss out of each other, but when required, the two of them can knuckle down and get on with each other. That is why both of them are so effective as individual nations.
Safest Western Nation in the world to live in.
with all the shit going on in the world today, sometimes i just wanna go live in New Zealand
The bomb diggity... Home of L&P, V, the Buzzy Bee, Footrot Flats, Jandals, Pavlova, Tip Top ice cream, Fish and Chips, Maketu Pies, Swandris, Paua Shell jewellery, the Silver Fern, beautiful scenery, gazillions of Sheep, Peter Jackson, LOTR, and all the best sportspeople and musicians.
Because of this, a lot of jealous Aussie bastards have claimed 'ownership' of true-blue Kiwi icons, such as Uncle Pete and the Pav.
Aussie: "NZ sucks"
NZer: "What would you know, you kangaroo-fucking outback drongo"