It's Waitangi Day again,(in NZ, anyhow... it's still the day before here in the UK) so here's some fluff about New Zealand.
This is a Kiwi:
So is this:
Although I'm not so sure about that last one.
However this is not a kiwi:
That's a bloody kiwifruit. Get it right.
This is not a kiwi either:
But it's a bloody big bird. Called a Moa. Now extinct. Tasted too nice for its own good, apparently.
I'm from Auckland (largest city, not the capital; that'd be Wellington, where Kai lives), which is quite cool because it's basically made out of volcanoes. The most impressive volcano in Auckland is in the middle of the harbour, Rangitoto:
A lot of people get this idea that NZ is basically next to Australia, and is pretty much the same. But consider this:
New Zealand really is at the arse-end of the world.
Finally... this is ours:
We won it in the quadrennial war-dancing championships, as seen here:
Photos sourced as follows, completely without permission:
Distance images: http://www.distance.to/