New Zealand Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About New Zealand

New Zealand interesting facts

All television advertising is banned on Easter Sunday, Good Friday, Christmas day and Good Friday.

Japan has more vending machines than there are people in New Zealand.

1/3rd of the New Zealand’s population live in Auckland.

Maori were the first settlers in New Zealand.

Auckland, the largest Polynesian city in the world is known as “the city of sails”.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the official queen of New Zealand and she is represented in the country by a governor general.

Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand, it means “Land of the Long White Cloud”.

For the population of 4 million there are 2.5 million cars, having one of the highest ownership rates in the world.

New Zealand is the first country in the world to have its top 3 positions held by women simultaneously: Prime minister, Governor General and Chief Justice.

More people die by playing lawn balls than scuba diving in New Zealand.