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Interesting Facts about New Zealand. New Zealand means "Land of the long white cloud". New Zealand is an independent nation and a member of the British Commonwealth. A kiwi is New Zealand’s native flightless bird and a slang term for a New Zealander. Kiwis call the fruit “kiwifruit”.

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A kiwi is New Zealand’s native flightless bird and a slang term for a New Zealander. Kiwis call the fruit “kiwifruit”

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Another native bird of New Zealand, the Moa, was one of the largest birds in history – standing up to 3.6m (12 foot) tall and weighing 300kg.

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Wellington, the Capital City of New Zealand is the southernmost capital city in the world.

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It was probably a New Zealander, Richard William Pearse, who took the world's firstflight.

On 31 March 1902 Pearse managed to fly his home-made aircraft 91 metres in a field near Timaru.

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Baron Ernest Rutherfordwas the first person in the world to split the atom (in 1919). Rutherford was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work.

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New Zealand is the birthplace of the meringue dessert known as the ‘Pavlova', named after the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova.

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Tongariro National Park was the fourth national park to be established in the world and the first in New Zealand, in 1887.

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New Zealand is home to the world's only flightless parrot, the Kakapo, as well as the Kea - the only alpine parrot in the world.

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New Zealand's deepest lake is Lake Hauroko (462 m 1515 ft)

It is also New Zealand's largest lake (606 km or 234 miles)

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The longestriver in New Zealand

is Waikato River (425 km or 264 miles long)

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New Zealand's largest glacier

IsTasman Glacier (29 km or 18 miles long)

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Hawke's Bay is the home to the town with the “Longest Place Name” in the World, according to The Guinness Book of World Records:

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