New Zealand existed before America started paying attention |

"Americans love New Zealand. Not least because it's a favoured refuge of the super-rich in the event of a cataclysm.

Our accent is endearing. Our symbol is a flightless bird on the brink of extinction. Our country — or archipelago, or small continent — is located, quite literally, at the bottom of the world.

Largely thanks to John Oliver, the world knows about our crowd-sourced flag designs, our ruling party's court battle with Eminem, and the reason a certain government minister gets called "Dildo Baggins"."