Flight Of The Conchords: 15 Hilarious New Zealand Gag Signs We Missed
Murray Hewitt, the band manager, works at the New Zealand consulate in the HBO hit Flight of the Conchords. In the first episode, it is established that he and his office mate, Greg, make their own posters to promote New Zealand. They’re easy to miss if you’re not searching, so here are 15 of the funniest posters guaranteed to send you to the land of the kiwi.
“It’s Not Boring In New Zealand”
How could anyone think New Zealand is boring when it’s the only place that produces Manuka Honey. An expensive honey that Amy Schumer likes, which I know because I had to get it for her rider.
“New Zealand: Worth A Go”
The steepest street in the world, Baldwin Street, is in New Zealand, and has a slope of 19 degrees.
“New Zealand: Like Scotland But Further”
A flight from New York to Glasgow, Scotland is about 9 and a half hours. A flight from New York to New Zealand is currently around a 21 and a half hour trip.
“New Zealand: It’s Down Underer”
Both Australia and New Zealand belong to a region referred to as “Australasia.”
“New Zealand, Take Your Mum”
If your mom is a hooker, take her to New Zealand. (A hooker is a position on a rugby team, which is New Zealand’s most popular sport.)
“New Zealand: It’s Not Going Anywhere”
This may be misleading as New Zealand is often accidentally left off of world maps. There is an entire subreddit dedicated to the cause called r/MapsWithoutNZ.
“New Zealand: Better Than Old Zealand”
The name New Zealand actually comes from the Dutch “Nieuw Zeeland,” which translates to “New Sea-Land.”
“New Zealand: Only 18 Hours From New York”
A flight to New Zealand from NYC costs around 2,000 dollars currently. How did these two Kiwis afford to get to America in the first place?
“Woolcome To New Zealand”
There are six sheep to every one person in New Zealand. Hence why Jemain and Brett were both Shepherds before they moved to NYC in the show.
“New Zealand: Why Not”
Why not go to the first place in history to approve suffrage. Women were given the right to vote in New Zealand all the way back in 1893. That’s 27 years before American women.
“New Zealand: Cool!”
The lowest temperature ever recorded in New Zealand is -25.6 degrees Celsius. I imagine kiwis were cutting open sheep to sleep in like tauntons.
The main mineral exports in New Zealand are coal, gold, silver, ironsand, aggregate, limestone, clay, dolomite, pumice, salt, serpentinite, zeolite and bentonite.
“New Zealand: Don’t Expect Too Much - You Will Love It”
New Zealand is home to the town with the longest name in the world, Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
“New Zealand. Like Lord Of The Rings”
Lord Of The Rings was of course shot in New Zealand, and you can visit the hobbit homes as well in Hobbiton.
“New Zealand: It’s Not Part Of Australia”
Australia is about 29 times larger than New Zealand.
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