30-Day-New-Zealand-Cruise-Control-Package.pngA US newspaper, Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 6 November 2017, had a look at the far off land called New Zealand:


Population: 4.6 million

Capital: Wellington 

Official languages: English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language

Geographic area: 103,799 square miles (nearly twice the size of Arkansas) 

Number of schools: 2,539

Famous natives: Lucy Lawless (actress), Ernest Rutherford (scientist, pioneer of nuclear physics), Lorde (contemporary singer/songwriter), Edmund Hillary (mountaineer, first nonnative to reach the summit of Mount Everest)

Fun fact: "Kiwi" is the nickname for a person from New Zealand. It comes from the name of a flightless bird native to the country.