Random NZ Facts!
Taken from my Lonely Planet New Zealand guide…
Population: 4.4 million
Area: 268,680 sq. km (bigger than UK, similar to Colorado?)
GDP growth (as of 2009): -1%
MOST IMPORTANTLY… Total number of snakes: 0 (!!!!YES)
Species of native mammals: 2 (both bats)
Distance between N and S Islands: 23 km, 14 miles