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10 Businesses that are Putting New Zealand on the Map

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What? That comes from New Zealand?

There is this on-going joke about how no one has ever heard of New Zealand. Ok, so it is the newest populated country, so it has had a lot of catching up to do. However, New Zealand is becoming increasingly famous for its companies. And, of course, the sheer fact that it is Middle Earth. Need more fun facts about New Zealand in your life? We have just the thing: New Zealand’s Firsts.

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1. Weta Studios

The special effects team behind The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tintin, Avatar, King Kong, and so on.

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2. Air New Zealand

Famous for their fancy planes, Hobbit themed planes, and hilarious safety videos!

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3. AJ Hackett

The first commercial bungy jumping company now operates bungy sites all over the world!

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4. Auckland University

This world-leading university attracts many international students!

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5. Fonterra

New Zealand is the world’s largest dairy exporter, and Fonterra is one of those companies supplying NZ dairy products to the world!

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6. GoPro

Not from New Zealand, but GoPro certainly puts NZ on the map for featuring the country in their adventurous videos.

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7. Hobbiton

People see pictures of this iconic landmark and instantly know it is New Zealand.

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8. Ninja Kiwi

Creator of the Balloon Tower Defence series, Ninja Kiwi are one of the world’s most popular TD game developers.

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9. Ice Breaker

Bringing merino wool clothing to outdoor-lovers all over the world!

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10. All blacks

More than a rugby team, the All Blacks are a big business with licensed products sold in almost every country. At heart, it is also a promotion of New Zealand’s awesome Maori heritage.

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