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Genesis Jun 15th 2009 1:16 am

Amazing stuff about NZ
 
It has no snakes in the wild...apparently little or none in captivity either such is their danger to the local fauna.

There is only one indigenous mammal...a bat.

Trout apparently cannot be commercialy sold..its illegal to do so so I am told.

The most dangerous thing in NZ is the 'shitedriver'. A noisy vermin, alas spread throughout the country and is found on most highways. It can be fatal and will cause huge irritation when it gets too close to you. Easily avoided by staying indoors or returning from whence I came.

Can you add ought?

southerner Jun 15th 2009 2:33 am

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Wild pigs

southerner Jun 15th 2009 2:34 am

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...are right up there for being dangerous.

southerner Jun 15th 2009 2:37 am

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Back in the old days 'the New Zealand death' was from river crossing. Obviously as a few more bridges (and roads) were built, and shitedrivers were accidentally released into the wild then "the New Zealand" death became something else.

BEVS Jun 15th 2009 5:43 am

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Less than 5% of the population of New Zealand is human - the rest are animals, giving one of the highest ratios of humans to animals in the world.

RobClubley Jun 15th 2009 5:53 am

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There's 80 million possums :blink:

Genesis Jun 15th 2009 7:04 am

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Originally Posted by RobClubley (Post 7665486)
There's 80 million possums :blink:

That apparently started as 3 in the Mt Bruce wild life park area......back in 1930 odd. They are protected in Oz, but as they have no natural predators in NZ AND the fact that the eucalyptas (sp) trees in Oz act as some kind of fertility suppresant that they are not exposed to here are some of the reasons there are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many here.

pricklykina Jun 15th 2009 8:28 am

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That the birds were crazy.
Bloody huge moas
Flightless Parrots
Kiwis with a remarkable olfactory system
Huge.HUGE hawks

Genesis Jun 15th 2009 8:55 am

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Originally Posted by RobClubley (Post 7665486)
There's 80 million possums :blink:

The kiwi can live to be 40 and is the only bird with whiskers. It's eggs are HUGE...bloody ginormous!!!!!

The ruru or morepork is highly revered by maori and is known as the priest of the forest.

Genesis Jun 15th 2009 8:57 am

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Originally Posted by Genesis (Post 7665798)
The kiwi can live to be 40 and is the only bird with whiskers. It's eggs are HUGE...bloody ginormous!!!!!

The ruru or morepork is highly revered by maori and is known as the priest of the forest.

The dutch found it afore Cpt Cook back in about 1350. For some reason they did one and scarpered. Maybe it was the shite driving?

Bo-Jangles Jun 15th 2009 9:14 am

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The fresh pineapples are topless and not allowed to be sold with the leaves on. :blink:

If you park your car on the wrong side of the road, facing the oncoming traffic, you are likely to incur a rather hefty fine. :o

pricklykina Jun 15th 2009 9:18 am

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Ginger crunch
The right turn rule
Laundries
The bush
feijoa cake
feijoa wine
suavignon blanc
snapper

eddie_nz Jun 15th 2009 9:27 am

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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles (Post 7665832)

If you park your car on the wrong side of the road, facing the oncoming traffic, you are likely to incur a rather hefty fine. :o


Its also illegal in the UK but you rarely get a fine..

Genesis Jun 15th 2009 9:44 am

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Originally Posted by eddie_nz (Post 7665861)
Its also illegal in the UK but you rarely get a fine..

In the north west of the north island 90 mile beach is infact only 65 mile long, hence the reason it gets so terribly crowded.

You need a permit to visit kapiti island.

My mate swam from waikanae to Kapiti and on the way was joined by a large school of dolphins who swam with him for 30 minutes.

There is a dolphin up on the east coast (hawkes bay way) who swims and plays daily with sightseers. Which is nice. He's there every day.

Genesis Jun 15th 2009 9:51 am

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Originally Posted by pricklykina (Post 7665845)
Ginger crunch
The right turn rule
Laundries
The bush
feijoa cake
feijoa wine
suavignon blanc
snapper

NZ coastal waters contain 50% of ALL the world's whales, dolphins and porpoises. It holds a similarly huge count of the world's albatrosses who chose to nest here when they are not perambulating the southern seas.


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