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Things you may want to know when considering emigrating to New Zealand

Bad news for ladies! You will most probably be a dress size bigger in New Zealand as they follow US sizes as opposed to South Africa/UK sizes.  

New Zealand is the first country to see the sunrise. Samoa is technically the first country to welcome the new day. However, thanks to the curvature of the Earth, the North Island city of Gisborne on the East Coast is the first to see the actual sunrise.

There are no snakes or other deadly creepy crawlies that can kill you in New Zealand. 

Bungee jumping originated in this country in the eighties. 

TAUMATAWHAKATANGI – HANGAKOAUAUOTAMATEA – POKAIWHENUAKITANATAHU. This epic word is actually the name of a 300-metre high hill in the beautiful Hawke’s Bay. What’s so special about it, as you may have guessed, is that it is the longest place name in any English speaking country in the world.

New Zealand was the first country to give women voting rights in 1893. 

New Zealand is a home to the biggest insect in the world, weta. Weta, which has ears on its knees, loves carrots and weighs in at 70g. Another is the Powelliphanta snail which has a carnivorous diet of earthworms (which it sucks up through its mouth), weighs 90g and can live for up to 20 years.