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Take its televised coverage of Test cricket, where the commentators convene during the tea interval at a picnic table on the boundary. With quaint fastidiousness, they enjoy a pot of tea.
The stunning surroundings of Davies Park cricket ground near Queenstown
In other ways, though, New Zealand can be edgy and forward-thinking.
It was the first country to grant women the vote, and the first nation to see females occupy every high office of state
Next year it hosts the Rugby World Cup, but for now I will leave this country with my usual parting thought: "Why can't the rest of the world be more like New Zealand?"
Originally posted by xpert11
As a Kiwi it is a brilliant reminder of just how lucky we are to have an all inclusive society and how important it is to keep it that way .
Cheers xpert11 .
Originally posted by Jordan_The_Maori
But all in all, everyone on ATS should think about hitting up NZ. Be such a good experience for everyone
Originally posted by oozyism
reply to post by xpert11
New Zealand is one of the most violent countries in the world, they don't have guns, but trust me, people get beaten to death.
Yeah you live in a rich neighborhood where everything is handy dandy, but that is the same everywhere in the world, if you have money you can have what ever type of lifestyle you like, whether you are male or female.
Come to my streets, Gleneden, West Auckland, see the beautiful lifestyle you are bragging about. People get jumped for wearing blue or red. I have seen tooths fly off, I have seen cracked heads, I have seen girls get beaten in the middle of the street, I have seen a guy's hand getting mazzered with a machete.
Don't even say NZ doesn't have a alcohol problem.
Don't even say NZ doesn't have a gang problem. Heard of crackwhores> P is spread by gangs? One of the most famous NZ lady singers was a crack-whore, the lady who sang that song with Smash proof.
Don't even say NZ doesn't have a family problem, I have seen people with 5 freaken moms and 2 dads.
One of my friends have 2 dads living in the same house, one dad is screwing the mom, the other dad is the real dad.
I have seen young girls go with men over 30, by young I mean young, 12-15.
This is the reality which NZ is trying to hide from the world, but I would to, for the sake of Tourism, you can't hide these problems and expect them to go away.
I thought what the world thinks of NZ now, but when I came, and integrated, that is when I truly discovered the underlying reality.