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Your world map may have something missing – New Zealand

Your world map may have something missing – New Zealand

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

AUCKLAND — If you’ve ever been to New Zealand, ‘forgettable’ is the last word to describe this gem of a country. But tell that to cartographers who routinely forget to include New Zealand on world maps.

It’s true – a growing collection of maps throughout the world have accidentally omitted the island from the face of the earth. From the world map on Getty’s stock photo library, to Shutterstock and the souvenir globe at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, it seems little old New Zealand is nowhere to be seen!

For a country that’s bigger in land area than the U.K. and more than two-thirds the size of either Japan or Germany, it’s unfathomable that New Zealand has been accidentally missed. In a hilarious new video, Kiwi actor Rhys Darby and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern try to solve the mystery of the missing country, and implore others to #getNZonthemap.

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