Kiwi & Woolly's New Zealand Page

Kiwi & Woolly welcome you to their bonus page for everything New Zealand. They hope you enjoy the trip!

Cathedral Square in Christchurch - the hometown of Kiwi, Woolly, and the Jameses. This was taken before the big earthquake in 2011, which sadly devastated the city.

Parliament Buildings, including the "Beehive" in Wellington - the capital city of New Zealand, where the Jameses lived for 8 years, before winning the Green Card and moving to NYC.

Akaroa, the Jameses' Dad's birthplace. Visited here a lot. Originally a French settlement, it still has French street names, such as Rue Lavaud.

Mount Cook (Aoraki) and Mount Tasman, the two highest mountains in New Zealand, reflected in Lake Matheson.

What New Zealanders named ourselves after, New Zealand's national bird the kiwi. Of course we had to have a line dedicated to the kiwi here!

The kiwi however does not look like this on the inside, despite it's confusion with the furry fruit.

You do not mess with the Mighty Kiwi! This is what Kiwi thinks he looks like after a long day of lifting all those delicious snacks!

Goodnight Kiwi - an animated short that closed the TVNZ broadcast for the evening back before it ran 24 hours. Great childhood memory for the Jameses, when up that late!

Tuatara - the last surviving member of a species that flourished around 200 million years ago.

This is what Peter Jackson named his digital effects & prop workshop companies after - the weta - this being one of the giant variety!

There is still a little bit of The Lord of the Rings left up in the hills of Matamata, in the form of Hobbiton.

Mount Ngauruhoe - aka Mount Doom from The Lord of the Rings.

Bluff - located at the southern most point of the South Island. Gives you an idea of how far away from New York City New Zealand is (15008 kms).

A Maori marae and meeting house, featuring some of the beautiful carvings by our native people. Ka pai!

New Zealand's national rugby team, the All Blacks, performing the haka - a Maori war dance - which is done before every game they play in.

Only a Kiwi could make people pay to willingly jump off a bridge with only a rubber band strapped to their ankles. All the Jameses have been there, and done that!

The kea - the mischievous mountain parrot that likes to eat the rubber off your vehicle and everything else.

The kea about to fly off. The beautiful wings nearly make you forget their naughtiness.

The kaka - the kea's forest-dwelling cousin - just saying a quick hello!

The kakapo - another forest dwelling parrot that, like the kiwi, is endangered due to it being flightless and nocturnal.

The kereru, or wood pigeon - this very large pigeon sounds like a helicopter as it flies overhead.

The pukeko - the Jameses were hired to dress up once in a pukeko suit for Conservation Week and hand out balloons.

The tui - known for their unusual and distinctive call.

The takahe - the endangered, flightless relative of the pukeko.

Lake Tekapo at night - one of the best starry scenes you will find, featuring the Southern Cross.

The good ol' New Zealand flag featuring the Union Jack, seeing as we're part of the Commonwealth, along with the Southern Cross constellation.

The New Zealand map - so you can know where everything is located.

The Down Under map. This is the way every world map should be displayed!