65 New Zealand Quotes : New Zealand Sayings

These New Zealand quotes will inspire you. New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging New Zealand quotes, New Zealand sayings, and New Zealand proverbs.

Best New Zealand Quotes

  1. “I moved to New Zealand from Winnipeg when I was almost five. I hated it. It was to a city in the south of New Zealand called Invercargill and there was constant rain. There was a depressing sensation in the air.” ~ Daniel Gillies
  2. “I didn’t care about the backlash. I think the reason it was so severe was because they didn’t know anything about me in New Zealand. If I had made jokes about a shark attack in the US, no one would have cared.” ~ Anthony Jeselnik
  3. “At some point, when you read about this factual information that comes out in The New Zealand Herald and it’s barely mentioned in The New York Times, then I think you’ve got to question where this is being manipulated, and where the filters are.” ~ Eddie Vedder
  4. “I’ve got a New Zealand film coming out here called Out of the Blue. It’s a very heavy story, and it’s the first time I’ve played a character who is alive.” ~ Karl Urban

  5. “New Zealand totally rejects Japan’s proposals to double the number of whales slaughtered in the Southern Ocean” ~ Chris Carter
  6. “Maoris now own over half the commercial fishing industry in New Zealand.” ~ Malcolm Fraser
  7. “In Britain I focus on my horse riding. I ride everyday no matter what. I have a wonderful trainer called Joe Meyer. He is from New Zealand and competed in the World Games this year. I have been with him for four years and we have a good rapport.” ~ Liz Halliday
  8. “In the end, there will always be a fundamental difference of perspective between New Zealand and Australia on defense, whoever is in government.” ~ Helen Clark

  9. “I was trying to get into the business from a young age, but I don’t think I really realized how much I loved it until I booked my first movie and found myself in New Zealand for six months filming Bridge to Terabithia.” ~ Bailee Madison
  10. “The one thing that has changed dramatically when you talk to the people of New Zealand and people from Ireland? They feel a darned-sight better about themselves because they made the decision to do what they’ve done, and I can say to you, we would feel a bloody darned sight better about ourselves once we get an opportunity to put this [vote on same-sex marriage] out there.” ~ Tony Abbott
  11. “I love New Zealand. Every time I’m in New Zealand someone makes a joke about it being mostly sheep, which I think is unfair, because it’s mostly nice people. It’s mostly nice people and really wonderful scenery.” ~ Patrick Stump
  12. “And with alphabetical irony Nigeria follows New Zealand” ~ David Coleman

  13. “If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe they should hop off their islands, and push ’em closer.” ~ Lewis Black
  14. “The fans out in New Zealand are amazing. They’re genuinely excited and appreciative that you’re playing their country.” ~ Beau Bokan
  15. “Fiordland, a vast tract of mountainous terrain that occupies the south-west corner of South Island, New Zealand, is one of the most astounding pieces of land anywhere on God’s earth, and one’s first impulse, standing on a cliff top surveying it all, is simply to burst into spontaneous applause.” ~ Douglas Adams
  16. “I’ve only seen pictures of New Zealand but everything I see is so pretty. Your eyes just… I don’t think my eyes could take the beauty!” ~ Alana Haim

  17. “I’ve never been to New Zealand actually. All I know is that there’s a lot of greenery there. I’d love to come and play a show there sometime soon for sure!” ~ Charli XCX
  18. “It’s fair to say that, for much of my lifetime, New Zealand certainly was a property-owning democracy and working people, ordinary people, had assets.” ~ Helen Clark
  19. “A country of inveterate, backwoods, thick-headed, egotistic philistines” ~ Vladimir Lenin
  20. “There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand.” ~ Henry Rollins

  21. “New Zealanders are so chill. I know they say Australians are chill, and I feel like Australians are chill, but I keep thinking, “If they get drunk, they would commit a hate crime.” Now that is an extreme position to take, but it’s just a feeling I get. New Zealand people, I don’t see that.” ~ Hari Kondabolu
  22. “I still had the same affection for New Zealand as I’ve always had. Didn’t change at all.” ~ Edmund Hillary
  23. “In New Zealand I think we often take ourselves too seriously, and being able to laugh at yourself is necessary in life without being too precious.” ~ Murray Mexted
  24. “One thing I loved about New Zealand was the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of the place.” ~ Gabriel Mann

  25. “It was very much an Australian/New Zealand initiative to have a nuclear free South Pacific. And the Americans were very apprehensive about this. So, I explained to them that, as far as I was concerned, this didn’t involve any diminution in our commitment to the ANZUS relationship. But David Lange took it further and he barred visits of US nuclear warships to New Zealand.” ~ Bob Hawke
  26. “It’s hard to pick. I mean, I think the one that is most emblematic of the collaboration that occurred is “We Know The Way.” That’s the first song we wrote for the movie [Moana]. We actually got it written that weekend in New Zealand, so we’re all in New Zealand, we’re all absorbing this culture, and Opetaia [Foa’i] brought it in.” ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda
  27. “I got the job [in Moana], and the next day I was on a plane to New Zealand, where the rest of the team was already doing research, and meeting with different choirs, and sort of really soaking up the music, the musical world of, the musical heritage of this part of the world.” ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda
  28. “Now, they say that New Zealand is beautiful and I do not know — because after 22 hours on a plane any landmass would be beautiful.” ~ Lewis Black

  29. “I never really wondered about getting from London to Lahaul. It all seemed such a natural progression. In London I felt I was in the wrong place and wanted to leave. I’d thought about going to Australia or New Zealand. It’s nothing against England, but I knew I wasn’t meant to be there.” ~ Tenzin Palmo
  30. “I was born in London. I moved to New Zealand when I was really young; I can’t remember London. My parents went and did what was supposed to be a one-year O.E. (overseas experience) that turned into a 9 year O.E. and they had two kids.” ~ Thomston
  31. “I feel like success is really subjective. You could win a school talent show and be like “I was successful”, or you could get a Number One in New Zealand and be like “I was successful’, or you could win a Grammy and be like “I was successful”.” ~ Thomston
  32. “‘The Piano’ is a romantic drama that really made me want to see New Zealand. When I finally did it was every bit as jaw dropping as it looked in the film. It’s so virgin and green, it’s like God said ‘lets try again’ and he got it right this time!” ~ Ruby Wax

  33. “I was happy with the umpiring in India last year, New Zealand is OK these days, and the only real area of concern is Pakistan. They seem to have a chip on their shoulders about their cricket there.” ~ Allan Border
  34. “The most striking thing Snowden has revealed is the depth of what the NSA and the Five Eyes countries [Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain, and the US] are doing, their hunger for all data, for total bulk dragnet surveillance where they try to collect all communications and do it all sorts of different ways. Their ethos is “collect it all.”” ~ Laura Poitras
  35. “There’s great wine from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and, of course, California. But there’s nothing like a really great French wine, they’re so well balanced. The better the wine, the less you feel the effects I think.” ~ Ridley Scott
  36. “As a filmmaker coming from one of the youngest lands in the world, New Zealand – safe, green and democratic – I was intrigued by Afghanistan, with its literature and poetry, its old land and its deep history.” ~ Pietra Brettkelly

  37. “People of the United States have to really consider whether they want to be an empire. Sweden is not worried about terrorism. New Zealand is not worried about terrorism. Holland is not worried about terrorism. Why not be a modest little country without all of these enormous ambitions?” ~ Howard Zinn
  38. “A big part of the humor is in identifying with the tragic elements of the film. The New Zealand sense of humor is very dark. Our films are usually very dark and it’s always someone being killed. Usually a child.” ~ Taika Waititi
  39. “New Zealand is not used to wealth. In America wealth is kind of a thing of pride. Here it’s the opposite. The more you’ve got, the bigger the target you are.” ~ Peter Jackson
  40. “I keep trying to bring a more professional approach to New Zealand cricket. It’s an uphill battle. I stay in the game because I find it intriguing and interesting. I’m not interested in coaching international sides. I don’t mind short-term coaching. I don’t want to get involved in the politics of teams.” ~ Glenn Turner
  41. “New Zealand is my favorite country to visit.” ~ Tom Curren

  42. “New Zealand is a place where you can get well.” ~ James Nesbitt
  43. “I always like to look for adventure when I go away. I have gone on several horse adventures with my wife – from Guangxi we went up to the High Tibetan region. We also went along the Hurunui River on horseback in the South Island of New Zealand.” ~ Antony Gormley
  44. “I really wanted to write an adventure story, a murder-mystery that was set during the gold-rush years in New Zealand.” ~ Eleanor Catton
  45. “Astrologys a moving system that depends on where youre looking at it from on Earth. My horoscope here in London would be completely different to down in New Zealand.” ~ Eleanor Catton

  46. “I’ve spent half my life on planes. I have a lot of love for New Zealand, though. That is where the really arty, whimsical side of the family resided – in Hobbitland.” ~ Alice Englert
  47. “Unless legal and illegal immigration is halted and reversed, European First World nations across all of Europe from Spain to Russia, North America, Australia and New Zealand – will be destroyed and have their very culture and civilisation changed to that of the Third World. Immigration is now the single most important issue facing all First World nations, and will determine whether Western Civilisation continues to exist or not.” ~ Arthur Kemp
  48. “If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family.” ~ Olafur Eliasson

  49. “In New Zealand, we have a one-party disclosure system, where if one of you knows you’re being recorded, it’s completely fine. It doesn’t matter if the other person doesn’t know. Look, I’m not breaking new ground by recording people who don’t want to be recorded.” ~ David Farrier
  50. “I know as far as things like the Thunderbirds, there’s a New Zealand connection. X-Files, my connection there… I mean, it could be zeitgeist. I mean, I’m into the paranormal. I have a podcast about cryptozoology. So it’s out there that I’m into weird stuff.” ~ Rhys Darby
  51. “What Taika [Watiti] still bring to it [Hunt for the Wilderpeople], it really sums up what life is like in New Zealand, or what our sensibilities, our sense of humor, how we come together, how easy it would be, feels like. You know, we have a small population and so you know the bizarreness of the police getting involved in this manhunt, how the men… And then eventually, the army all get intwines.” ~ Rhys Darby
  52. “It’s a great challenge to come from little New Zealand and beat the odds in Hollywood.” ~ Martin Henderson

  53. “The big change was reggae and hip-hop, which came along after Split Enz had started. When Bob Marley first visited New Zealand, he lit a fuse that is still burning very brightly. The Maori people particularly honor reggae music in a very big way. So there is a strong reggae scene and a strong hip-hop scene, especially among Samoans. There’s still plenty of quirky stuff around. No one expects to make much money here, so it definitely does encourage an underground sense.” ~ Tim Finn
  54. “I know that people from New Zealand don’t ever wanna be confused with being Australians.” ~ Sydney Sierota
  55. “Connan Mockasin from New Zealand. I met him a little while ago, I love his music.” ~ Mac DeMarco
  56. “I went to New Zealand this year, and, whew man, I know a lot of people want to go there. But let me just tell you, it’s 22 hours by plane. So, if you have the opportunity, don’t.” ~ Lewis Black

  57. “Connan Mockasin from New Zealand. I met him a little while ago, I love his music.” ~ Mac DeMarco
  58. “I went to New Zealand this year, and, whew man, I know a lot of people want to go there. But let me just tell you, it’s 22 hours by plane. So, if you have the opportunity, don’t.” ~ Lewis Black
  59. “New Zealand looks like the future to me” ~ Paula Scher
  60. “I know more Australian people than I know New Zealand persons. I feel like there’s a real gap in my education.” ~ Cameron Esposito

  61. “I cherished my time filming ‘Lord of the Rings’ in New Zealand – it’s the most beautiful, magical place with great hospitality. I love places that are completely cut off from everything – where I can relax and enjoy the simplicity of nature.” ~ Orlando Bloom , New Zealand quotes about beauty
  62. “New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work like Australia. I mean it doesn’t falter to anyone. There’s a nice sense of reality on the set and it’s really enjoyable. There’s a good camaraderie and a good banter between the obviously New Zealand and Australian rivalry.” ~ Dustin Clare
  63. “I had watched an episode of Black Mirror almost exactly a year prior to when I started shooting my episode. I was by myself in New Zealand, and my husband was like, “You have to see this show. It’s so incredible.”” ~ Bryce Dallas Howard

  64. “In the United States and some of the other countries involved it’s sort of a “five eyes” global spying alliance. That’s the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. They’ve had a little bit of a more muscular public response. Now, they haven’t been satisfying or really meaningful in any country yet. But they have been engaging.” ~ Edward Snowden
  65. “Membership in the European Community, now the European Union, has enabled Ireland to re-find its sense of participation – cultural, political, social – at the European level. I think that also opens up possibilities for Ireland as a European country to look outward – to look particularly, for example, at countries to which a lot of Irish people emigrated, to our links – our human links – with the United States, with Canada, with Australia, with New Zealand. And to look also, because of our history, at our links to the developing countries.” ~ Mary Robinson

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