The 25 Hardest Things About Living In New Zealand

Feel the pain, mate.

1. Facebook doesn’t give you any respect.

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2. This is how people picture New Zealand…

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5. When it really looks more like this:

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8. It’s hard to get anything done when your country is a shining beacon of freedom:

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9. Or when you have no worries:

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10. Or when you underestimate the running speed of a herd of sheep:

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11. Or the size of a moa:

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12. When you see people complaining about how hot it is in the June and July all you can say is:

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13. You understand how devastatingly accurate this map is:

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14. And you’re constantly wondering who put the 12-year-old in charge of naming all of New Zealand:

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16. And in charge of writing headlines:

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17. And who is the creative genius who named this store?

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18. The criminals are way too polite:

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19. And the coroners party way too hard:

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20. Even the buses want you to have a good time:

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21. There’s so much wildlife that it gets harder every day to tell them apart:

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22. Yeah, nah, you use this phrase way too much:

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23. If you’ve ever been to Avondale, you know this is a totally legitimate concern:

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24. And this is an everyday sight:

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25. In conclusion:

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(P.S. We’re looking for editors in New Zealand/Australia: Apply here!)

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