Do you know where New Zealand is?

New Zealand
August 9, 2009 6:22pm CST
Many people think it is a part of Australia or Canada. Do you know where New Zealand is and what do you know about it, think about the people who live there?
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Without looking it up and trying very hard here to remember my social studies/history lessons from long time back, is New Zealand somewhere in the vicinity of Europe? Can't remember if it's an actual island or not. Maybe in the vicinity but not actually part of Australia?
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• United States
10 Aug 09
OK, now that I looked into it, I was right but just wasn't sure about it. Island (although I didn't know it was a group of islands) near Australia but I knew it wasn't part of Australia. I don't think much of anyone really cept my family/friends. Sometimes when my daughter or I end up throwing out some food, I think about the people that don't have much to eat and wish it was decent food to give to a homeless person.
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• New Zealand
10 Aug 09
Seriously good on you for even trying to guess!! No one else has. While I wish New Zealand was in Europe (as im in love with European culture, fashion, food and history) it is actually the isolated little country at the bottom of the earth. Infact the capital city ''Wellington'' where I live is the southernmost country in the world. We comprise mostly of two large mainland islands.. funninly enough named the ''north'' and the ''south''. You have a great day, and we all sometimes are guilty of thinking to much about oneself.. :-)
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@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 09
Ya, it can be frustrating when people do not know where your country is. People used to think that my country is in Micronesia!! I'd love to go to New Zealand one of these days. I like the scenery...lots of greens. And I'd love to see and touch the Friesian cows where we get our milk from. Wellington is the capital city - if I remember correctly. I'd like to see the Maori culture - I wonder why they stick their tongues out when they dance. Oooh yes, the All Blacks - the world's famous rugby team comes from NZ too :) What else? I can't remember. Hey, come over to Malaysia and I'd gladly give you a tour of the State in which I live.
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• New Zealand
10 Aug 09
Hi, thanks for answering. You actually know quite a bit about New Zealand. Yes, your'e right Wellington is the capital. :-)
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
Well, that's because I study Geography in school, interesting to get to know different places around the world and the activities there. Somehow, I've not passed that subject. An irony huh? :)
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 09
Dear tabatha, How are you? Long time no hear...where have you been? I love to visit New Zealand someday. It is one of the destination in my wish list! I always remember NZ when I am in the supermarket, when I spotted the unique kiwi fruits,....I like kiwi birds too.. The land that every movie fan of 'The Lord of the Rings -Trilogy' should know..if you visit to NZ, some tour will bring you to visit the movie location...I can't wait to visit this wonderful landscape country where all the healthy and nutritious milk came from! Healthy cows lives there.. My son wanted to visit the famous 'Puzzle World' located at Wanaka, South Island of New Zealand. We must not miss the beautiful Maori culture too... New Zealand has one of the most beautiful mountains and landscape sceneries in the world with beautiful glasiers! New Zealand is a country by itself with two main islands, located near to Australia! Located at southern part of the world....hope I can visit NZ soon..., care to be our tour guide?...lol..
• New Zealand
10 Aug 09
Hi Iriene, Im great. I have just been a bit occupied with a few university assignment deadlines this week. I do hope you make it to New Zealand one day. Yes, some of the scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed in my city and Peter Jackson's studio is close to my home. Many other films have been shot here too including the lovely bones (comming out soon), King Kong (the boat is still docked here) ect.. There are indeed many LOTR tours available. The milk here is indeed healthy and nutritious as all of our milk based products are. You have to sample our ice cream and cheese. Coincidentally I have been to 'Puzzle World' and it was a lot of fun. Your sense really get warped here with all the optical illusions. It was one of the highlights of my trip to the South Island. In the north island there are some outdoor mazes made out of maize, each can be seen as a picture from the sky and are kms in length. They are also a lot of fun, you don't realize how far you have walked as you are having fun. I would love to be your tour guide :-) Theres no better feeling than watching friends discover your country and watching them smile.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 09
Dear tabatha, Wow, I am looking forward for the new movie that you mentioned..tks! Is it a family movie or for 18+ ? You are very blessed because there are quite a number of movies being shot there, means you have the opportunity to be a cast in it. I do join for small role in local drama, just for the experience and fun... It is good to hear that you have all your universities assignments completed...oh yes, deadlines & deadlines Previously I have a housemate who pursue music, she too have lots of assignments to do...on top of that she has to attend musical performance to fill the points-quota! She is a brilliant & talented girl..my friend's daughter :) Thanks for sharing all the NZ wonderful attractions, delicious cheese and activities...can't wait to be there... All the best & do keep in touch! Take care!
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
10 Aug 09
I heard about The South island good scenery.I would like to stay in the South of New zeland more.In South island has Mt.Cook and Queenstown.I want to visit for first time but now i never visit.
• New Zealand
10 Aug 09
I really do hope you get to visit New Zealand and the south island some day. Queenstown is a breathtaking city (I have visited it) and the view from the top of the gondola ride up the mountain is absolutely incredible. If you do visit Queenstown make sure to go on the cruise across the lake on the old steamship the TSS Earnslaw, ride the gondola and the luge and of course go skiing or snowboarding as there are three skifields in Queenstown. Thanks for answering
• United States
22 Oct 09
I have seen people para-gliding off the mountain above Wellington, sounds fun.
@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
2 Oct 09
I can imagine that people might think New Zealand is part of Australia, since they're neighbouring countries, but part of Canada?? Good grief. Don't they teach any geography at school any more? New Zealand is a lovely country, with 4.5 million inhabitants. There are some large cities (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch) but a lot of people live in smaller places, and in the rural areas. The people are great (I'm one of them) and they don't mind tourists who barely know where they are or how they got there. In fact, the tourist season has just started again down here, and the streets are full of Japanese, Chinese, British, Australians, and a host of others, including a few Americans, who've somehow realised that they're not in Canada. http://trifter.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand/12-things-new-zealanders-love-about-new-zealand/
@mcrowl (1050)
• New Zealand
2 Oct 09
We're not even that small. The area of NZ is about the same as England, and it's got vastly more people than we have. When we go to the beach it's hardly ever crowded with other people.
• United States
12 Aug 09
New Zealand is an island nation, has one of the longest place names in the world and the national bird is the Kiwi.