Safety Tips in New Zealand

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    Crime isn't high in New...

    by chippernz Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Crime isn't high in New Zealand. As with any country this doesn't give you the right to flash your money around....the wrong type of people will notice. Just be careful, keep away from unlit areas....just the usual stuff.

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    by al2401 Updated Aug 22, 2012

    As you drive around NZ you will notice paddocks with thousands of sheep. They are fine when they are in their paddocks but when the farmer wants to change paddocks watch out! Sheep have right of way!

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    Long distances

    by Sandracula Written May 26, 2007

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    Make sure to fill up your fuel tank in time. This may seem a lousy kind of advice but in less populated areas you may have a hard time finding a service station when you urgently need one.

    by Sandra, Fox Glacier
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    by K.Knight Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    This has to be the nastiest pig I have ever laid eyes on.
    While going for a morning stroll in Hanmer, my wife and I came across this pig walking along the footpath. We got out of its way!

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    by halans Written May 23, 2004

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    At the West-Coast (also known as 'Wet-Coast'), make sure you wear insect repellent against the sandflies, as they can give nasty bites, which will bug you for days.

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    beware of the seals

    by dragontml Updated Nov 3, 2003

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    this actually happend in the south island. while walking at the beach, we saw some seals and they move really fast so do not get in their way and these animals are huge ! you have been warned !


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    Sand Flies

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Beware the fearsome sand fly. Known to feast on the flesh of unsuspecting tourists...

    My ankles looked like they had chicken pox after a few days on the south island......

    NZ Sandfly

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    One way bridges

    by bicycle_girl Updated May 2, 2003

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    Careful with those one-way bridges. The posting will tell you who has priority. Make sure you check out for bikes too!

    One way bridges in New Zealand
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  • The people there drink a lot...

    by Felipe42 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The people there drink a lot of beer (not as much as the Aussies). I saw this ad in a bar in Queenstown. It describes the attitude of the travellers in NZ quite well :-). I loved it.

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    Be carefull with the sun....

    by BastiaanG Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Be carefull with the sun. Because of the thin Ozon layer you'll have to put on a good UV-sunblock, even when it's a cloudy day.

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    Beware of the great Kiwi...

    by KiwiDi Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Beware of the great Kiwi traffic jam! :) (as pictured) Found commonly on rural, and not so rural roads all around New Zealand!

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    When travelling in NZ it is...

    by Janellabel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When travelling in NZ it is important to drive defensively as British citizens are allowed to drive on the road.

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    Watch out for the sheep!!!We...

    by judz Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Watch out for the sheep!!!
    We have more sheep than people in New Zealand but they very rarely cause traffic jams!!!!!

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    Beware the fierce Kiwi, this...

    by richiecdisc Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Beware the fierce Kiwi, this flightless bird has been known to derail trains and overturn large vehicles . . . ;-)

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    by janchan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Be careful of sandflies when you stay on the beach and near them. These annoying little mosquitos come by thousands during the whole day... so... use a lot of repellent if you need your blood !! :)

    Totaranui beach...

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