NZ - an alternative view...
Just to explain & enlarge on a couple of things here for the neophyte – Rhys Darby (the narrator) is a very funny guy: Rhys Montague Darby (born 21 March 1974) is an actor and stand-up comedian from N Z, known for his energetic physical comedy routines, telling stories accompanied with mime and sound effects[of things such as machinery and animals. Darby is probably best known for playing Murray Hewitt, the band manager of Flight of the Conchords in the HBO television series, a role he originally played in the BBC radio series under the name Brian Nesbit. A former soldier (a signaller), he left the New Zealand Army in 1994 and began studies at the University of Canterbury. Darby played the role of Angus in the Richard Curtis film The Boat That Rocked released in the UK on 1 April 2009. This film was released in some countries in November 2009 under the name “Pirate Radio”.
Benji Marshall (born Benjamin Quentin Marshall; 25 February 1985 in Whakatane, New Zealand) is a professional rugby league footballer with the Wests Tigers of the National Rugby League (NRL). A goal-kicking five-eighth, he is the current captain of the New Zealand national team, with whom he won the 2008 World Cup and 2010 Four Nations tournaments. Marshall has spent his whole NRL career to date with the Tigers, winning the 2005 Telstra Premiership with them. He has been noted for his flamboyant attack, including sidesteps, no-look passes, & flick-passes. In 2010 won the Golden Boot Award for the World's best Rugby League player.
“Te Kaha” is a beach area on the North Island’s East Coast. The entire Coast is a stronghold of Maori Culture & a way of life that has passed in most of NZ. The fishing & hunting is superb. When I was a kid, you could stop the car, get out and walk out onto the rocks & literally just “pick-up” a big or good-sized crayfish (Spiny Rock Lobster) out of a rock pool and take it home for the pot. Nowadays, NZ Crayfish is retailing @ NZ$100 per Kg.
“Rotorua” is a Spa & Thermal area in the North/Central North Island & another seat of Maori Culture. Because of the ever-present geo-thermal/volcanic activity – the air is redolent of Sulphur but this becomes literally unnoticeable over several days spent there. It is a major Tourism area too & surrounded by lakes & extensive, deep native & exotic pine forests ideal for pig & deer hunting.
Have a look at this one. It plays on & to the ongoing & natural rivalry between Kiwis & Aussies (the snappy dressers) – we love to hate each other – except for when comrades in battle V a common enemy...