History UsefulNotes / NewZealand

14th Jun '17 10:12:31 AM MarkLungo
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Kiwis served under the British in the Boer War. They were also a part of the ANZAC forces in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, sent to Gallipoli with the Australians. Their greatest accomplishment was the taking of Chunuk Bair. If you see soldiers with hats that look like Scoutmasters or like a lemonsqueezer, those'd be the New Zealanders.

New Zealand's RugbyUnion team, the All Blacks, have long been ambassadors to the rest of the world. They have notably popularised the haka, a traditional Māori dance, which they perform before each match. Perhaps because of this notable example, there is a common misperception overseas (as well as for many in NZ) that all haka are war dances. This is by no means true, and even the haka the All Blacks have traditionally performed before matches is in fact a celebratory dance, rather than a peruperu (challenging/war dance). Nevertheless, the unfamiliarity overseas and among some New Zealanders with the facial and vocal expressions common in a haka mean people from overseas often find a haka intimidating. Ka Mate, the haka usually performed by the All Blacks, has seen some controversy due to copyright claims by the iwi from whom it originated. However, origins aside, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQyxjP6hK8 it is a glorious thing to behold.]]

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Kiwis served under the British in the Boer War.UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar. They were also a part of the ANZAC forces in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, sent to Gallipoli with the Australians. Their greatest accomplishment was the taking of Chunuk Bair. If you see soldiers with hats that look like Scoutmasters or like a lemonsqueezer, those'd be the New Zealanders.

New Zealand's RugbyUnion UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion team, the All Blacks, have long been ambassadors to the rest of the world. They have notably popularised the haka, a traditional Māori dance, which they perform before each match. Perhaps because of this notable example, there is a common misperception overseas (as well as for many in NZ) that all haka are war dances. This is by no means true, and even the haka the All Blacks have traditionally performed before matches is in fact a celebratory dance, rather than a peruperu (challenging/war dance). Nevertheless, the unfamiliarity overseas and among some New Zealanders with the facial and vocal expressions common in a haka mean people from overseas often find a haka intimidating. Ka Mate, the haka usually performed by the All Blacks, has seen some controversy due to copyright claims by the iwi from whom it originated. However, origins aside, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBQyxjP6hK8 it is a glorious thing to behold.]]
20th May '17 9:56:40 PM PF_Fan
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30th Jan '17 10:50:43 PM MarkLungo
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* Creator/AnnaPaquin: Born in Canada, lived in New Zealand from ages 4 to 13 and currently living in the USA, she has identified herself as a New Zealander occasionally in the past.

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* Creator/AnnaPaquin: Born in Canada, lived in New Zealand from ages 4 to 13 and currently living in the USA, she USA. She has identified herself as a New Zealander occasionally in the past.
30th Jan '17 10:07:43 PM FiliasCupio
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* Creator/AnnaPaquin: although born in Canada and currently living in the USA, she has identified herself as a New Zealander occasionally in the past

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* Creator/AnnaPaquin: although born Born in Canada Canada, lived in New Zealand from ages 4 to 13 and currently living in the USA, she has identified herself as a New Zealander occasionally in the pastpast.
20th Jan '17 1:25:15 PM MarkLungo
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Not UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, the one next to it. The semicolon, or as ''Website/TheOnion'' and Creator/JonStewart called it, "Australia's Canada".[[note]]Culturally, they have a point. Economically, it's more like Australia's UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}.[[/note]]

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Not UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, the one next to it. The semicolon, or as ''Website/TheOnion'' and Creator/JonStewart called it, "Australia's Canada".UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}".[[note]]Culturally, they have a point. Economically, it's more like Australia's UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}.[[/note]]
20th Jan '17 1:24:10 PM MarkLungo
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* There is a Governor-General to serve as the monarch's viceroy, who discharges the (almost entirely ceremonial) daily duties of the head of state in the name of the Queen (rather than, you know, having her do it herself, which would be a pain given that she lives in London).

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* There is a Governor-General to serve as the monarch's viceroy, who discharges the (almost entirely ceremonial) daily duties of the head of state in the name of the Queen (rather than, you know, having her do it herself, which would be a pain given that she lives in London).
UsefulNotes/{{London}}).



New Zealanders (or Kiwis) view Captain James Cook similarly to how Americans view Christopher Columbus. This is because Cook's crew were the first Europeans to land in New Zealand and Cook produced the first accurate maps of the country (well, nearly accurate: he drew Stewart Island as a peninsula and Banks Peninsula as an island!)

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New Zealanders (or Kiwis) view Captain James Cook similarly to how Americans view Christopher Columbus.UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. This is because Cook's crew were the first Europeans to land in New Zealand and Cook produced the first accurate maps of the country (well, nearly accurate: he drew Stewart Island as a peninsula and Banks Peninsula as an island!)
20th Jan '17 9:28:54 AM MadanEccles19
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* There is a Governor-General to serve as the monarch's viceroy, who discharges the (almost entirely ceremonial) daily duties of the head of state in the name of the Queen (rather than, you know, having her do it herself, which would be a pain giving that she lives in London).

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* There is a Governor-General to serve as the monarch's viceroy, who discharges the (almost entirely ceremonial) daily duties of the head of state in the name of the Queen (rather than, you know, having her do it herself, which would be a pain giving given that she lives in London).
18th Jan '17 5:58:44 PM Exxolon
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/new_zealand_flag_2547.png

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25th Nov '16 7:48:02 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* Ulcerate

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* UlcerateMusic/{{Ulcerate}}
11th Nov '16 6:01:32 PM MarkLungo
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* New Zealand [[NationsAsPeople is a character]] in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''

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* New Zealand [[NationsAsPeople is a character]] in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''
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