The first sheep in New Zealand arrived with Captain James Cook in 1773.
They now outnumber humans in New Zealand by a ratio of about 13 to 1.
In the Maori language of New Zealand, the word 'konewa' means 'the habit of singing while near the house out of doors'.
This is seen as a bad omen.
The word 'maori', incidentally, means an ordinary or normal person.
In New Zealand, condoms, lubricants, gels, oils, lingerie, costumes, whipped cream and bubble bath all constitute deductible expenses for sex workers.
In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give votes to women, but they did not have the right to stand for, parliament until 1919.
Brewers in New Zealand decided to abolish barmaids on 18 January 1909.
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