When asked for his thoughts on the migration of New Zealanders to Australia, the Prime Minister of New Zealand stated that the “annual exodus of Kiwis to Australia raised the average IQ of both countries”.
In 1984, the New Zealand Prime Minister got drunk and decided to spontaneously call a general election, which he lost.
The first alcohol-free bar in New Zealand went out of business five weeks after opening due to a lack of consumer interest. Customers that did show up often only consumed water after paying the $15 cover charge for entry.
Tech companies often test new products in New Zealand because they’re an ethnically diverse, tech-savvy, and English-speaking nation, yet still relatively isolated. If a product is a flop there, news is unlikely to spread quickly to the rest of the world and damage a company’s reputation.
New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they have too high of a BMI and there has been cases of people rejected because of their weight.
The courts in New Zealand allowed a child to be named ‘Number 16 Bus Shelter’.
New Zealand’s native Māori make up only 15% of the population, but over 50% of the imprisoned population.
New Zealand was undiscovered and completely devoid of human beings no more than 800 years ago.
In prehistoric New Zealand, eagles with 3m wingspans preyed on humans.
New Zealand is part of a 93% submerged continent known as Zealandia.