New Zealand Place Names

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Last updated: August 3, 2013
First submittedJanuary 29, 2013
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Called the "City of Sails"
Auckland
The "Gumboot Capital"
Taihape
Has a giant Carrot
Ohakune
Known as the "Garden City"
Christchurch
Known as "The Extreme Sports Capital of the World"
Queenstown
The Capital
Wellington
Has a sculpture of a brown trout
Gore
Claims to be the "Kiwifruit Capital" of the world
Te Puke
Known as the "Kiwiana Town" of NZ
Otorohanga
The first city to see the sun everyday
Gisborne
Sometimes referred to as the "Penguin Capital
Oamaru
City which contains the largest lake in NZ
Taupo
Is popular for whale-watching and crayfish
Kaikoura
Claims to be the "Seafood Capital" of NZ
Nelson
The largest inland city in NZ
Hamilton
A town named after the people of Denmark
Dannevirke
A city known for it's geysers, hot springs, mud pools, lakes and streams
Rotorua
Claims to be the "Oyster Capital" of NZ
Bluff
Known as the "Sunshine Capital" and "Wine Capital" of NZ
Blenheim
Best known as the "Kumara Capital" of NZ
Dargaville
Claims to be the "Marlin Capital" of NZ
Whangaroa Harbour
Which town won the annual NZ's Most Beautiful Town award 12 consecutive times
Feilding
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Level 53
Jul 30, 2013
Fielding is spelt wrong. For the NZ town it should be spelt Feilding
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Level 14
Aug 3, 2013
Hi, thanks for noticing. I have set it to be changed
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Level 21
Oct 5, 2015
Should as Paeroa, LnP home.
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Level 67
May 10, 2016
Oamaru is also the Steampunk capital of New Zealand, and Gore is the country music capital.
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Level 65
Sep 22, 2016
Whangaroa Harbour is beautiful. Not sure about Feilding...
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Level 72
Jun 1, 2018
the town of Taupo doesn't actually contain Lake Taupo - it just sits on one edge of it