This is a small, very rational little country near (but much more sane than) Australia. They have no kangaroos, or wallabies.
New Zealanders were the first to fly - Richard Pearce built and flew an aeroplane many months before the Wright Brothers. But Americans love revisionist history.
New Zealanders were the first to climb Mount Everest - Sir Edmund Hillary did it first, even though other people are trying to prove an American did it before him. But Americans love revisionist history.
Oh, and New Zealanders were the first to give women the vote.
I'm not patriotic. Honest, I'm not.
pusher may be interested to know that Richard Pearce did in fact exist, and did fly. Forgotten Silver was a hoax, and a fabulous one at that.