Saturday, August 05, 2006

World Famous New Zealanders

Sir Edmund Hilary - For being the first person to conquer Mount Everest

Peter Jackson - For making the Lord of the Rings Movies and more recently Kong Kong

Sir Charles Upham - For being awarded the Victoria Cross with bar for two seperate occasions of valour during World War 2.

Ernest Rutherford - The creator of modern atomic physics and forerunner of the nuclear age, one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.

Richard Pearce - For making the first powered flight, before the Wright Brothers, on March 31 1903

John Britten - Maker of the famous homebuit "Britten" motorcycle that won wide wide accolades for its stunning design and performance. What was most remarkable about this superbike was the fact it was made in his garage in Christchurch.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith park - Saviour of Brtain, famous for his part he playyed in the defence of Brtain during the Battle of Britain.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What is New Zealand World Famous For?

The All Blacks rugby team

Its anti-nuclear policy

Having a population of 4 million people and 80 million sheep

The America's Cup (until the last one)

Being the first country in the world to give women the vote

* Please leave me a comment if you can add to this list.

World Famous Movies filmed in New Zealand

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
King Kong (by Peter jackson)
The World's Fastest Indian
The last Samarai
The Piano
The Frighteners

* If you can name any other wold famous movies filmed in New Zealand, please leave me a Comment and I will add it to this list.