Questions people ask about NZ, depending on where they live

Here is a web page that shows Google’s suggested search results depending on what country is doing the searching, and what country they are asking about.

Here are the results for New Zealand





And here are some things that seem to worry the average Kiwi

a3If you want to see the rest of this amusing Google-revealed angst, visit Noah Veltman’s site.



THANK YOU for being a subscriber. Because of you Whaleoil is going from strength to strength. It is a little known fact that Whaleoil subscribers are better in bed, good looking and highly intelligent. Sometimes all at once! Please Click Here Now to subscribe to an ad-free Whaleoil.

  • johnbronkhorst

    and… the $64000 question with only one answer.
    Is it safe to elect a labour/greens govt.?
    Obviously NO but we must continue to ask it, until some fools actually understand it!

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      John boy – You will know for sure in 2014….

  • Cremster

    Living in the US I was asked on more than one occasion “why do you guys name yourselves after a fruit?”

    • johnbronkhorst

      Many moons ago, on my OE, I asked a woman for directions (in LA). She didn’t answer, just asked 2 questions.
      1. Where are you from?
      a New Zealand
      2. You speak real good English, you speak English in New Zealand?
      The upshot, …she bought me lunch, just to sit and listen to my accent!
      Sort of puts into perspective NZ’s place in the world!
      Not a bad thing, just reminds you not to over emphasise your own importance.

      • Whafe

        I have on more than one occasion been asked if there is a bridge to NZ from the US of A :D

        • How many times have you sold it?

        • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

          How did she know about Simon Bridge(s)?

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          A bridge to nowhere?

  • Hazards001

    OK that does it. I’m now convinced. Based on the NZ search results that

    1. Southlanders need to be told THAT it is BAD to marry your cousin!(jk southies) :)

    2. The internet should be restricted to people with an IQ that is at least equal to their shoe size plus their age or greater!

    • johnbronkhorst

      As per 2.
      Where will labour get all their research?
      EDIT: and as per 1.
      Where will labour get all their MP’s?

  • drummerboy

    haha i’m surprised the USA one didn’t say “…not occupied by the US army”

  • cows4me

    I know it’s probably a stupid question but where can one acquire a sloth?

    • Hazards001

      Green party headquarters?

      • johnbronkhorst

        Same answer for the key board error *sloth*….*slob*