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New Zealand's taken some very significant decisions in relation to defence in the last two years.
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.
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.
Actually, parts of New Zealand remind me of Suffolk. There's not many flat bits, but just the atmosphere there. There's a kind of a core tranquility about it, a kind of assuredness that this is fairly close to approaching the perfect way to be.
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.
People in New Zealand go out of their way to not be impressed by things.
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.
Pete Bethune is a hero in New Zealand. He's a hero worldwide to people who want to see the end of whaling.
Canada, Australia and New Zealand have apologised for their treatment of native peoples.
My very, very first moment on set on 'Lord of the Rings' in 2000 was me in a lycra suit, six and a half thousand feet up on a mountain in New Zealand, standing in front of 250 crew who were all wondering what I was doing - myself included.
I am a New Zealander, but I don't want to swallow New Zealand identity in one gulp.
An interesting thing about New Zealand, you know, literature is that it really didn't begin in any real sense until the 20th century.
My father is an expatriate American; he fell in love with New Zealand in his youth and never went home.
I really wanted to write an adventure story, a murder-mystery that was set during the gold-rush years in New Zealand.
One place that I looked at a lot from space and which looks alluring is New Zealand, especially the North Island. It's a big broad valley with a river flowing through it, and you can see the wine-making dryness of the land.
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.
If you can beat New Zealand, then you're probably going to win the World Cup.
Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand.
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.
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
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.
There are a lot of people of my generation in New Zealand literature, young writers on their first or second books, that I'm just really excited about. There seems to be a big gap between the generation above and us; it seems to be quite radically different in terms of form and approach.
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 C. Armitage
I think that generally New Zealand is respected for the positions it takes because it thinks them through.
I have more engagement with New Zealand than people might think. Unlike the impression I have of the American president, who sits in the Oval Office and people come to them.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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