As I am In New Zealand at the moment I will give you some “Did You Know” information about NZ.
1. BOWLED OVER
Despite being a water-loving nation, more people die in New Zealand every year playing lawn bowls than scuba diving.
3. BIG READERS
New Zealand has more bookshops per capita than any other country – one for every 7,500 people.
4. SPELL THAT!
New Zealand boasts the world’s longest place name: Taumatawhakatangi- hangakoauauotamatea- turipukakapikimaunga- horonukupokaiwhenuaki- tanatahu.
6. REAL LIFE MOUNT DOOM
New Zealand’s Lake Taupo, was formed by the world’s biggest recorded eruption in the last 75,000 years. The dust from the eruption was seen as far away as Rome and China.
8. NOT IN OUR BACKYARD
New Zealand established itself as a nuclear free zone in 1985, refusing to allow nuclear powered or armed ships in its waters, and continues this stance today.
10. KING OF THE WORLD
New Zealand mountaineer, Sir Edmund Hillary was the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953, alongside Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.