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Australian Tony Healy explores New Zealand’s mythical creatures

Water monsters, mystical reptiles, creatures that inhabited the land: Tony Healy has spent a great part of his life exploring these "out-of-place" animals... New Zealand's taniwha aroused his interest a...
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Maori Language for Beginners

New Zealand is a bilingual country. English and Te Reo are our national languages. Te Reo is not as widely spoken as English, but you'll often hear some of these...
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Opps, New Zealand’s border security systems are slightly racist

Asian man's passport photo was rejected by Government's website because the software insisted that his eyes were closed and therefore doesn’t meet the criteria. Wow, this is taking things to...
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The 14 Most Important New Zealanders

For a little country in the middle of the pacific, New Zealand does punch above its weight. Our beutiful little nation has produced some of the...
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Barbie releases first ever Maori doll

Barbie has celebrated International Woman's Day by releasing its first ever Maori doll, modelled on New Zealand sports journalist Melodie Robinson. The doll has curly hair and beautiful brown skin...
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Ten best 10 Māori Pickup lines

We all love a bit of NZ culture, here at ilovenz we celebrate our Māori heritage, and have put together the 10 best Māori pickup lines for your enjoyment. We...
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Bracelet Giveaway

Win a NZ Bracelet Set! To enter, simply like and share this post to go in the draw for a set of bracelets. The Winners will be randomly drawn 7pm Sunday the 16th of...
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New Zealand Ranked Least Corrupt Country In 2018

New Zealand's public sector has been ranked the least corrupt in the world in an annual global index. New Zealand scored 89 out of 100 in non-government organisation Transparency International's...
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Guy Williams: Why I love Waitangi Day

Opinion: I didn't really even know what Waitangi Day was until about ten years ago. Growing up in Nelson was very sheltered. It's like The Shire; beautiful hills, everyone...

17 things that will happen to you when you move to New Zealand

Moving can be a very frightening thing. Whether you are leaving your home for the first time, changing your workplace, or moving away for school, it's always difficult to...
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25 questions you should ask yourself if you are new to New Zealand

Arriving in NZ, you'll undoubtedly be shocked and amazed by our cultural mystique. You'll surely have questions, and we think we can predict what they'll be: "Why do you...

Meet the native people of New Zealand

The Native people of New Zealand are the Māori People. They are referred to as the tangata whenua. Māori were settlers originally from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New...
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An honest version of New Zealand

We’ve all heard it before: “New Zealand is the perfect country,” “Nothing ever goes wrong in NZ,” “Do you guys have TV?” or  “I can’t wait to see middle...
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26 crazy things people say about New Zealand

"How long does it take to drive to NZ?", "Can you walk to Australia in low tide?" are just a few of the crazy things people have asked about...
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Introduction on how to speak Maori

Learning Māori can be very easy once you know how. With the help of this guide you will understand how easy it is. Pretty much the language was documented...
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Gotta love some sheep jumping on a trampoline

Here's some sheep jumping on a trampoline to make your day
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17 things only South Aucklanders will understand

17 things only South Aucklanders will understand 1. You feel smug when you go into central Auckland because you know that your tractor is better than theirs. 2. Heading to Spookers is a...
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12 things you’ll only understand if you’ve lived in New Zealand

I've lived in New Zealand for almost 2 years and here are the most important things I've learned. 1. People go barefoot everywhere There's someone standing next to you in the...
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NZ Slang: What ‘Hungus’ Means

What the ... ? Hungus, it's a common word in New Zealand slang. What does it really mean? We are here to help. Our...
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33 things tourists think about NZ

We can't imagine that there is anyone in the world who doesn't admire New Zealand. With its picture-perfect views, adrenaline activities, spectacular surroundings, and fantastic food, what's not to...
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How to speak like a true Kiwi

Tin of Cocoa, Tin of Cocoa, Car Door! Chur bro, you're in New Zealand now! Foreigners are forgiven for asking if Kiwi's are speaking english, or some new mixed up...
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10 Things You Probably Did Not Know About New Zealand

How well do you think you know New Zealand? We bet there are things you have missed! Here is the list of the things you probably did not know about...
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Watch The Best Police Ten 7 Moments

Watch the very best moments from over 500 episodes of Police Ten 7! ? Some of our favorite moments are when they arrested that the guy after he wouldn't come out...
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Video of a naked man in New Zealand taking a shower in a car...

Watch this hilarious video of naked man having a shower inside of a drive-through car wash that has gone viral Filmed in Rotorua New Zealand, he can be heard...
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Air New Zealand launches its most ‘Kiwified’ safety video yet!

Air New Zealand are famously known for their innovative safety videos, and their latest 90’s rap inspired version is certainly living up to its reputation. Whilst the airline has been...
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The Dudes – Bliss

It's not a kiwi Party till this song comes on
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American Co-founder of I love New Zealand shares a note from the taxi!

Co-founder of I love New Zealand shares a note from the taxi! Although I’m a native Californian I have had the good fortune to live and travel across Asia and...
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The top 8 New Zealand viral videos of all time

We've got to admit it, New Zealand has a very unique culture. Whether we like to acknowledge it, part of what makes New Zealand amazing is our isolation. This...
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Watch as Taranaki puts on epic Poi E dance challenge

Stepup Taranaki and the rest of the Naki pulled out all the stops with this epic Poi E dance challenge video. They hope it becomes the largest choreographed dance...
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37 things you shouldn’t say to a kiwi

40 things you should never say to a New Zealander The stereotypical New Zealander is a chilled-out type who doesn't let much get to them.  As a nation, we have...
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Masterton band are about to hit one million plays on Spotify

The band L.A. Women can’t believe how well they have done for their single Hurricane Love. They are about to get into the ‘Hall of Fame’ with a million...
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Voted: New Zealand’s 13 Most Popular Icons

After surveying over 1000 Kiwi's we finally have the top 13 Kiwi Icons. Making this list was not easy, we had many arguments over this list, but...
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Maori & Aboriginal cultures unite for ANZAC Day Haka and Corroboree

A Noongar Man from Perth has made a call out for local Aboriginal members of the community to join him for a world first Maori & Aboriginal ANZAC Day...
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You Won’t Believe Which Country Has The Most Promiscuous Women

According to a global sex survey held by Durex, Kiwi women have an average of 20.4 sexual partners, which is well above the global average of 7.3. This is double...
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Young Kiwi Women Outdrink Men

A recent study by Massey University found young women drink more than their male counterparts. The study interviewed 2000 people. It found women under 24 years old who purchase...
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Proof that not all cops are assholes

We love love New Zealand cops. The entire police force carries less weapons then the average American, and they are always up for a good time. Here is another...
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Pohutukawa the New Zealand Christmas tree

New Zealand has another gem up its sleeve and it only comes out at this time of the year. The Pohutukawa is New Zealand's native, Christmas tree. Pohutukawa and known...
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Oh Mum Look … Sharpen up

Who could forget this classic Kiwi Advert?, New Zealand's version of antique roadshow.

Celebrating Wayne “Buck” Shelford

Wayne "Buck" Shelford captained the All Blacks in the late 1980s and was part of the squad which took the 1987 World Cup.   During a test match against the French,...
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New Zealand ranked the freest country in the world

When we talk about freedom, the USA is often regarded as the freest country in the world, but its official New Zealand leads the way in human freedom. According to...

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Te Reo?

Take this general knowledge quiz below to see how sharp your Te Reo is. Like quizzes like these? Check this out Like quizzes like these? Check this out
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10 Least Corrupt Countries In The World

Corruption is one of the world’s biggest threats, it can be found in every nation. Until recently New Zealand has been the least corrupt country in the world shared...
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19 reasons why you should move to Auckland

A modern cosmopolitan city, Auckland never ceases to amaze us. Home to over a million people, the city is famous for its good food, stunning events, and for being...
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19 reasons why growing up in NZ was the best

Growing up in New Zealand is very unique and we all love our childhood memories. We have put together 19 of the best things about growing up as a kiwi....
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Remembering Big Fresh, New Zealand’s Greatest Supermarket of All Time

If you grew up in 1990's New Zealand, you would remember the Big Fresh supermarket chain. Looking back at popular 1990's New Zealand supermarket chain Big Fresh, it seems like...
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19 things that you will get if you’re from the North Shore

Auckland's beautiful North Shore is a different world with its incredible empty beaches, friendly cafes, and relaxed lifestyle. Let's explore a few things that only North Shore people will understand: ...
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The top 5 Reasons why we will miss John Key

John Key really has had a good run. As one of the most popular leaders, Key has also been one of the most cringe worthy leaders of Aotearoa! We have...
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Top 97 Examples of New Zealand’s Slang

Every country has its slang, and New Zealand is no exception. It's so bad that it could be considered some of the most confusing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRxFm70nOrY If you can get over the...
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5 Things You Should Know About New Zealand

You've heard of New Zealand for its adventure, adrenaline and amazing nature, but the country is a lot more than that. Here are 5 fun and memorable things to...
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Vote: New Zealand’s Favourite Slang Word

It's that time of the year again: vote for New Zealand's favourite slang word. Let's find out which slang word is the most popular...
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