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"I was living in the U.K. I was back in New Zealand for the New Zealand Music Awards, which is like our annual New Zealand GRAMMYs." - Ladyhawke

"I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast." - Elizabeth II

"And with alphabetical irony Nigeria follows New Zealand" - David Coleman

"New Zealand looks like the future to me" - Paula Scher

"I'm still always a country girl from New Zealand." - Ladyhawke

"I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast." - Queen Elizabeth II

"New Zealand has a great reputation in America for golf." - Hale Irwin

"Well of course New Zealand isn't anti-American." - Helen Clark

"New Zealand is my favorite country to visit." - Tom Curren

"I feel that New Zealand is my second home." - Luke Evans

"New Zealand is a place where you can get well." - James Nesbitt

"I definitely miss New Zealand. Mainly friends and family." - Bret Mckenzie

"New Zealand and SA should take this dimension into account, the skills South Africans are presently contributing to New Zealand." - Helen Clark

"I think the main message is that world rugby needs New Zealand and New Zealand needs world rugby." - Mike Miller

"I want to be in New Zealand SO BADLY. I've dreamt about coming to New Zealand ever since I was a kid." - Alana Haim

"I'm an officer in her Majesty's Royal New Zealand Navy. I'm a public relations officer in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Sounds good, doesn't it?" - Mark Hadlow

"I might be one of the most flamboyant characters New Zealand has ever seen, but my intentions are good, and I would like to see New Zealand flourish." - Kim Dotcom

"The four eights, that ideal of operative felicity, are here (New Zealand) a realized fact." - James Anthony Froude

"New Zealand was colonised initially by those Australians who had the initiative to escape." - Robert Muldoon

"I am not very happy the way things are going out there in New Zealand," - Sanath Jayasuriya

"I know that people from New Zealand don't ever wanna be confused with being Australians." - Sydney Sierota

"Connan Mockasin from New Zealand. I met him a little while ago, I love his music." - Mac Demarco

"My poor little New Zealand: exporting frozen meat in peace, live meat in war." - Big James Henderson

"One thing I loved about New Zealand was the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of the place." - Gabriel Mann

"I would have thought there's no greater country to watch rugby than New Zealand." - Jamie Bamber

"New Zealand is not a small country but a large village." - Peter Jackson

"Try and fit in in a New Zealand playground with an Armagh accent - it doesn't work." - Sam Neill

"I've had a quiet fascination with New Zealand for most of my life." - Richard Dean Anderson

"God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia." - Russell Crowe

"I put on close to 60 pounds for 'Genesis,' an independent movie from New Zealand." - Cliff Curtis

"Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand." - Malcolm Fraser

"It's a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood." - Martin Henderson

"There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand." - Henry Rollins

"Canada, Australia and New Zealand have apologised for their treatment of native peoples." - Stephen Kinzer

"People in New Zealand go out of their way to not be impressed by things." - Melanie Lynskey

"I love working in New Zealand. It's just the most beautiful country I've ever been to." - Grant Bowler

"I was born in New Zealand, so I have a lot of family there." - Grant Bowler

"If you can beat New Zealand, then you're probably going to win the World Cup." - Brian Odriscoll

"I have no desire to live anywhere else but New Zealand. I've had the good fortune to travel widely around the world, but New Zealand is home - and I like to be here. I'm proud to be a New Zealander." - Edmund Hillary

"I love New Zealand. Every time I'm in New Zealand someone makes a joke about it being mostly sheep, which I think is unfair, because it's mostly nice people. It's mostly nice people and really wonderful scenery." - Patrick Stump

"I've never been to New Zealand, but I can imagine it's beautiful. I don't know much about New Zealand... but I do know that I did watch 'Lord Of The Rings' so it looks really pretty." - Jack Barakat

"I lived with my godmother and mother in New Zealand until I was seven. They were both Jungian psychologists and had a homeless shelter for street gang members in New Zealand." - Tamaryn

"I think it's inevitable that New Zealand will become a republic and that would reflect the reality that New Zealand is a totally sovereign-independent 21st century nation 12,000 miles from the United Kingdom." - Helen Clark

"The books that really made an impact on me were not set in New Zealand. Some were New Zealand novels, but the New Zealandness of them was not what carried me or excited me." - Eleanor Catton

"Coming from New Zealand, all the music I listen to is not made by New Zealanders. People never come to New Zealand to play a show because it's in the middle of nowhere." - Lorde

"New Zealand totally rejects Japan's proposals to double the number of whales slaughtered in the Southern Ocean" - Chris Carter

"If it would not look too much like showing off, I would tell the reader where New Zealand is." - Mark Twain

"We prepared to go ashore to publish for the first time in New Zealand the glad tidings of the gospel." - Samuel Marsden

"I still had the same affection for New Zealand as I've always had. Didn't change at all." - Edmund Hillary

"The accents are really really funny. I think I could convince somebody I was from New Zealand." - Carter Jenkins

"I've always had the dream of going to New Zealand and meeting a lovely New Zealander in a bar." - Jack Barakat

"The fans out in New Zealand are amazing. They're genuinely excited and appreciative that you're playing their country." - Beau Bokan

"New Zealand is the only country I know well enough to write about. It can sometimes lead to complications." - Margaret Mahy

"I've never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there." - Madeleine Albright

"I am a New Zealander, but I don't want to swallow New Zealand identity in one gulp." - Eleanor Catton

"New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work, like Australia. I mean it doesn't falter to anyone." - Dustin Clare

"I think that generally New Zealand is respected for the positions it takes because it thinks them through." - Helen Clark

"My father is an expatriate American; he fell in love with New Zealand in his youth and never went home." - Eleanor Catton

"Living in New Zealand, it's like a different world - it is a different world. It's very, very cool." - Luke Evans

"New Zealand as a whole needs to save more, spend less and reduce our reliance on foreign debt." - John Key

"There's not much of a follow-your-dreams kind of vibe in New Zealand or my family." - Melanie Lynskey

"New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers - one from either party." - Carol Moseley Braun

"I've got some real diehards down in New Zealand; I look after them and make sure they always get tickets." - Gin Wigmore

"Everybody recommends New Zealand. I really want to learn this haka, the traditional dance - I love it; it's so cool." - Luka Sulic

"New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human." - Barry Humphries

"Australia and New Zealand are now threatened by the might of the Imperial Japanese forces, and both of them should know that any resistance is futile." - Hideki Tojo

"New Zealand are the best team in the world - the execution and accuracy of their skills were a lesson in modern rugby." - Josh Lewsey

"Not one great country can be named, from the polar regions in the north to New Zealand in the south, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves." - Charles Darwin

"Now, they say that New Zealand is beautiful and I do not know - because after 22 hours on a plane any landmass would be beautiful." - Lewis Black

"We have now reached the point where you can wander down Queen Street in Auckland and wonder if you are still in New Zealand or some other country." - Winston Peters

"I remember the snow in Canada and the lovely weather in New Zealand. And I slightly remember going to school there." - Robin Trower

"I know more Australian people than I know New Zealand persons. I feel like there's a real gap in my education." - Cameron Esposito

"I really want to come back! I definitely want to come back. Some of my fondest memories are in New Zealand." - Tom Odell

"I can't believe I'm in New Zealand, I can't wait to play. It's just so beautiful out here and so awesome." - The Rocket Summer

"I want to see and taste and experience it all, I am curious by nature. I would actually really love to go to New Zealand." - Shailene Woodley

"I have a reoccurring dream that I'm in the ocean in New Zealand and everything is completely upside down, because it's on the other side of the planet." - Bonnie Mckee

"I've only seen pictures of New Zealand but everything I see is so pretty. Your eyes just... I don't think my eyes could take the beauty!" - Alana Haim

"I was in the New Zealand army for like four years, the exact period of when it was on the air, so I never saw it." - Rhys Darby

"Democracy may be alright for certain people in the world, but I don't think the type of democracy Fiji needs is the type Australia and New Zealand enjoy." - Jona Senilagakali

"If the American global strategy is dependent on the ability of nuclear ships to come to New Zealand, then God defend the world." - David Lange

"In New Zealand I think we often take ourselves too seriously, and being able to laugh at yourself is necessary in life without being too precious." - Murray Mexted

"You don't necessarily have to go a long way in New Zealand to be in some pretty dense and scary bush." - Sam Neill

"Until I can feel as ecstatic about having a baby as I felt about going to New Zealand to search for giant squid, I cannot have a baby." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Lake Taupo is on the north island of New Zealand and in the countryside. I absolutely fell in love with it." - Juan Pablo Galavis

"I grew up in the New Zealand countryside. We didn't have television until I was 14, so sing-alongs were our only entertainment." - Kiri Te Kanawa

"This is the difficulty about talking about it without sounding big-headed, but you cannot speak of New Zealand now without my involvement in what it has become." - David Lange

"An interesting thing about New Zealand, you know, literature is that it really didn't begin in any real sense until the 20th century." - Eleanor Catton

"It's fair to say that, for much of my lifetime, New Zealand certainly was a property-owning democracy and working people, ordinary people, had assets." - Helen Clark

"In the end, there will always be a fundamental difference of perspective between New Zealand and Australia on defense, whoever is in government." - Helen Clark

"Unlike New Zealand, which has nothing especially predatory, Australia is full of spiders and crocodiles and all kinds of animals that will eat you and sting you." - Brian Cox

"I really wanted to write an adventure story, a murder-mystery that was set during the gold-rush years in New Zealand." - Eleanor Catton

"I think it would be impossible not to be an Internet kid, coming from New Zealand, because culturally it's a little barren." - Lorde

"I'm a Kiwi. I'm from a beach suburb called Takapuna, which is on the north shore of Auckland in New Zealand." - Lorde

"I grew up watching the 'Muppets.' In New Zealand, the 'Muppets' were as big as anywhere else I think. It was a pretty global phenomenon." - Bret Mckenzie

"I'd come back after having served as ambassador to New Zealand and found that I had real concerns about the direction in which this country was headed." - Carol Moseley Braun

"I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?" - Orlando Bloom

"If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push 'em closer." - Lewis Black

"Now it looks like I'll be known as the musical comedy guy. Which is good news for me. Or I'll be known as the New Zealand idiot." - Bret Mckenzie

"By and large, women in New Zealand are fortunate compared with some other countries, including many in our own region. But there is still progress to be made." - Jenny Shipley

"In the winter, I'm always in Europe. July and September are New Zealand and Chile camps. I'm always on the road." - Lindsey Vonn

"Pete Bethune is a hero in New Zealand. He's a hero worldwide to people who want to see the end of whaling." - Paul Watson

"Honestly, Americans are more open-minded and have the patience and the time for new types of music. In Australia and New Zealand, you must earn your place." - Gin Wigmore

"In 'The Hobbit,' there were British, Irish, Australian and New Zealand actors, and Peter Jackson was adamant that we would all sound like we were from Britain somewhere." - Aidan Turner

"I had a good time shooting in New Zealand. I almost bought a home there while I was there, because I loved it so much." - Josh Hartnett

"I think for the most part people are proud of the bicultural foundation New Zealand is built on and the fact that we are a multicultural society." - John Key

"New Zealand was one of the most beautiful countries to drive through for the scenery and the vast scale of the place." - Louise Nurding

"I'm writing from New Zealand - a country that decided from the beginning that the War was wrong, and chose not to participate in Iraq War." - Joseph Stiglitz

"In Australia and New Zealand, and New Zealand especially, I always find everyone is so nice and friendly. It's one of the few places that I remember visually, like I remember where I stayed and my surroundings - and that's a good sign, because I've got a terrible memory. I'm looking forward to it!" - Ellie Goulding

"The chattering bloody classes, or what I call the liberal Guardian readers, they're all buying SUVs to drive around London. I smile at these loons who drive their SUVs down to Sainsbury's and buy kiwi fruit from New Zealand. They're flown in from New Zealand for Christ sakes. They're the equivalent of environmental nuclear bombs!" - Michael O'Leary

"New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work like Australia. I mean it doesn't falter to anyone. There's a nice sense of reality on the set and it's really enjoyable. There's a good camaraderie and a good banter between the obviously New Zealand and Australian rivalry." - Dustin Clare

"It's hard to pick. I mean, I think the one that is most emblematic of the collaboration that occurred is "We Know The Way." That's the first song we wrote for the movie [Moana]. We actually got it written that weekend in New Zealand, so we're all in New Zealand, we're all absorbing this culture, and Opetaia [Foa'i] brought it in." - Lin-Manuel Miranda

"I moved to New Zealand from Winnipeg when I was almost five. I hated it. It was to a city in the south of New Zealand called Invercargill and there was constant rain. There was a depressing sensation in the air." - Daniel Gillies

"Well, we don't think for a moment that either the U.S. or Australia are out to damage the New Zealand economy, but if there were a sustained period in which they had a free-trade agreement and New Zealand didn't have that same arrangement with the States, that could be both trade- and investment-distorting." - Helen Clark

"There are parts of New Zealand that I absolutely fell in love with that I will miss going back to, but I kind of think that is the part that can continue and will continue on. I don't imagine I'll stop going back to New Zealand, because I feel part of the fabric there, really." - Andy Serkis

"In New Zealand we had this colossal squid, which was discovered just off the shores of New Zealand, between New Zealand and Antarctica back in 2003. It's the biggest squid ever found, and I know that there's things living down in the depths of the ocean that do explain the Kraken - you know, these giant things that people saw back in the day, that could take ships down - and so I know that there's stuff out there, and I like the idea that we haven't solved everything yet." - Rhys Darby

"Astrologys a moving system that depends on where youre looking at it from on Earth. My horoscope here in London would be completely different to down in New Zealand." - Eleanor Catton

"New Zealand is not used to wealth. In America wealth is kind of a thing of pride. Here it's the opposite. The more you've got, the bigger the target you are." - Peter Jackson

"A big part of the humor is in identifying with the tragic elements of the film. The New Zealand sense of humor is very dark. Our films are usually very dark and it's always someone being killed. Usually a child." - Taika Waititi

"I've got a New Zealand film coming out here called Out of the Blue. It's a very heavy story, and it's the first time I've played a character who is alive." - Karl Urban

"There's great wine from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and, of course, California. But there's nothing like a really great French wine, they're so well balanced. The better the wine, the less you feel the effects I think." - Ridley Scott

"I was happy with the umpiring in India last year, New Zealand is OK these days, and the only real area of concern is Pakistan. They seem to have a chip on their shoulders about their cricket there." - Allan Border

"I believe we were all glad to leave New Zealand. It is not a pleasant place. Amongst the natives there is absent that charming simplicity .... and the greater part of the English are the very refuse of society." - Charles Darwin

"Welcome to The Daily Show, I'm John Oliver. Jon Stewart is still not here. He is currently living out a live-action Lord of the Rings role-playing experience deep in the New Zealand wilderness." - John Oliver

"I've grown so much as a person through playing Gabrielle, much less living in New Zealand and being with all of these people that I can't imagine my life being any different." - Renee O'Connor

"I went to New Zealand this year, and, whew man, I know a lot of people want to go there. But let me just tell you, it's 22 hours by plane. So, if you have the opportunity, don't." - Lewis Black

"Hopefully New Zealand let me stay, and they don't kick me out and ban me. And I hope I don't get killed by a kangaroo, 'cuz I heard that happens out there." - Vince Staples

"I've done Last Samurai in Japan, in LA, in New Zealand. Even in Japan it is very hard to shoot, because there's been so many changes. Only around a temple can we shoot." - Hiroyuki Sanada

"I love New Zealand. It's my favorite place to shoot. It's one of my favorite countries to visit. The people, the food, the landscape, everything about it I love." - Saoirse Ronan

"I've never been to New Zealand actually. All I know is that there's a lot of greenery there. I'd love to come and play a show there sometime soon for sure!" - Charli Xcx

"I want to go to New Zealand. I have no idea what it's like, and in my head, everyone lives in/on an ice lake, so I'd like to come stay." - Aubrey Plaza

"I'd love to come to New Zealand!! I've been to Australia a few times - I'm well aware it's not the same country. I've heard from people it's beautiful - great diving, music and no scary animals." - Tove Lo

"I want to go to New Zealand so bad! I have amazing memories of being in that country, of jumping off of a building in Auckland and having so much fun." - Sean Mackin

"When I was fifteen or eighteen, I never even imagined I would be in a band, let alone being able to travel to places like Australia and New Zealand." - Sean Mackin

"I don't know a lot about New Zealand except that it is beautiful! All of my friends in bands who have toured there have said great things about it so I hope I can go perform there soon!" - Dia Frampton

"She may still exist in undiminished vigour when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand on a broken arch of London Bridge to sketch the ruins of St. Paul's." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"As a filmmaker coming from one of the youngest lands in the world, New Zealand - safe, green and democratic - I was intrigued by Afghanistan, with its literature and poetry, its old land and its deep history." - Pietra Brettkelly

"I'm just a small-town New Zealand girl. But, I do think it was incredibly necessary for me. Wild Things wouldn't exist if I hadn't have made some dramatic changes and that all happened in LA." - Ladyhawke

"Books are not about passing time. They're about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand." - Alan Bennett

"If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family." - Olafur Eliasson

"Living in New Zealand, that's something that you'd like to do as an actor, but very rarely do you get an opportunity to get such a good springboard as 'The Hobbit' to help you get international work." - Dean Ogorman

"Will the United States pull the rug on New Zealand? The answer is no. They might polish the lino a bit harder and hope that I execute a rather unseemly glide across it." - David Lange

"Astrology's a moving system that depends on where you're looking at it from on Earth. My horoscope here in London would be completely different to down in New Zealand." - Eleanor Catton

"I moved out to New Zealand to live as I thought the warmth and peace and quiet would help me. I went away and changed my whole life routine." - Michael Crawford

"I'd move to Los Angeles if New Zealand and Australia were swallowed up by a tidal wave, if there was a bubonic plague in England and if the continent of Africa disappeared from some Martian attack." - Russell Crowe

"People were nicer to me when I was in the arts. I experienced extreme racism in small-town New Zealand. Racism which really went away when I got into the arts." - Cliff Curtis

"I've done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I've done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand - I did pretty much every ski slope I could find." - Richard Armitage

"My second novel, 'The Luminaries,' is set in the New Zealand gold rushes of the 1860s, though it's not really a historical novel in the conventional sense. So far, I've been describing it as 'an astrological murder mystery.'" - Eleanor Catton

"Well, there have been periods in the past when prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand were at each others' throats publicly and frequently. That's not productive at all." - Helen Clark

"Fortunately New Zealand doesn't have land borders so we are able to be somewhat more rigorous on who gets in and out of our country than perhaps some people." - Helen Clark

"I've spent half my life on planes. I have a lot of love for New Zealand, though. That is where the really arty, whimsical side of the family resided - in Hobbitland." - Alice Englert



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