It’s hard to miss our little country, tucked all the way down there… With only 268,021 km² in land mass, New Zealand takes up less than 0.04% of the entire world.
The problem of New Zealand being excluded from maps is getting more and more publicity. The issue is not new, the Tumblr page ‘World Maps Without New Zealand‘, subreddit ‘Maps without New Zealand on them‘ and even the Facebook page ‘World Maps Without New Zealand‘ have all addressed the issue for a while now.
A glance at any of these websites reveals countless people with tattoos of maps that exclude New Zealand, as well as jewellery, trinkets and traditional maps – all with a similar omission.
Some of the best examples of New Zealand excluded from the world map.
New Zealand Government website without NZ on the map
Apparently, this was a joke by someone within the NZ Government, at least we can laugh at ourselves.
United Nations Logo without New Zealand
The Game Of Risk without NZ
Technically, the New York Times Magazine
IKEA Map without New Zealand
As it turns out, IKEA has now fixed the missing NZ map Issue.
Pixar’s Monsters University
The Pyongyang International Airport missing NZ from the Map
Nutella missing New Zealand from Map
Do you have any other examples of NZ not on the map? Send us a link in the comments below.