"Interesting Quotes - 2" New Zealand Local Custom Tip by keeweechic

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When asked his opinion of New Zealand: "I find it hard to say, because when I was there it seemed to be shut." .......
Sir Clement Freud 1978

"New Zealand was colonised initially by those Australians who had the initiative to escape." ....... Robert Muldoon 1981 (ex Prime Minister of NZ

"The United States invented the space shuttle, the atomic bomb and Disneyland. We have 35 times more land than New Zealand, 80 times the population, 144 times the gross national product and 220 times as many people in jail.

Many of our big cities have more kilometres of freeway than all of New Zealand, our 10 biggest metropolises each have more people than all of New Zealand, and metropolitan Detroit has more cars on the road than all of New Zealand.

So how come a superpower of 270 million got routed in the America's Cup, the world's most technically oriented yacht race, by a country of 3.5 million that outproduces us only in sheep manure?" ....... Eric Sharp 1995

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2003
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