Just for Fun

Only in NZ series...

A few shots for the "Only in New Zealand" series. Some are intriguing, funny, or interesting and some are provocative... Just enjoy!

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Tourism is NZ main industry and it shows...
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...from the thrill of a farm "adventure"...
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...to plunging from the space needle in Auckland (click here for movie).
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Every tourist has either bought a backpacker's campervan...
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...or is renting one.

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And of course, you have to drive on the "wrong" side of the road...
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Friendly reminder on the Milford Sound road.
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Pedestrians have no rights!
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The most expensive carabiner we've ever seen... (equivalent to US$24.50 in 2007!)
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Everybody needs some inspiration...

 

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...conveniently sold by the can here!
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Kiwi crossing!
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A bizarre contraption (converted buses are popular in NZ).
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Kiwis.
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Another NZ-only creature: a tuatara.

 

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...and a kea, a wild alpine parrot (click here for a movie).
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They drive like maniacs... despite heavy public education campaigns.
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More highway...
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...safety...
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...warnings.

 

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Blue and yellow-yed penguins can be seen near the coast around Dunedin.
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Damned tides!
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I wish...
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Australian bashing is the other national sport.
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Some USA bashing for balance...

 

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...and more.
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It seems that some people (still) like the US.