In 1999, an ex-prostitute in New Zealand, Georgina Beyer, became the world's first openly transsexual Member of Parliament.
The steepest street in the world is Baldwin St. in Dunedin, New Zealand, with a 38° gradient.
New Zealand bans all advertising on TV on Christmas, Easter, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
In 1996, a man broke into a radio station in New Zealand, held the manager hostage, and demanded the station to play "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the frog.
The oldest known fossil penguin species lived in the early Paleocene epoch
The New Zealand badminton team was nicknamed