A fence full of bras? 10 more weird and wonderful facts about New Zealand

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about your country of birth or adoption, there’s actually a whole lot more to learn.


A fence covered in bras was a chief tourist attraction in New Zealand, but it was removed in 2006.

In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote.

Only five percent of New Zealand’s population is human. The rest are, of course, animals.

New Zealand has the ninth longest coastline in the world, with a length of 15,134 km.

New Zealand is the third closest country to Antarctica, after Chile and Argentina.

No matter where you are in New Zealand, you’ll never be more than 128 km from the seaside.

There are more Scottish piping bands per capita in New Zealand than in Scotland.

There are nine sheep per each person in New Zealand.

New Zealand broadcasted the first weather report in Elvish language in 2012.

With more than 400, New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world.