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I'm late to the party but for anyone reading this later: Driving to Matamata from Auckland is fairly quick (approx 2 hours) and finding the Information Centre is an easy way to visit Hobbiton. There are brochures and helpful staff in the centre that will ensure you get to try the Hobbit beer and buy a replica ring :). Related website: ...


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Canada and New Zealand have different visa rules, but they share plenty of information and they have broadly speaking the same concerns. Do they think you might violate the terms of your visa, e.g. overstay or work full time on a student visa? Do they think you are a political extremist? If Canadians officials decided to reject your application, either ...


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I am willing to contest the basic premise: despite several claims online, I won't accept that this train station is the second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere. That said, perhaps it depends on how you stretch the definition of 'building'. Not exactly scientific, but hard numbers nonetheless, I searched Flickr for... "machu picchu": ...


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This is the sort of waffle that marketing people are very good at generating. It is positive in all the right ways, and negative in all the right ways. It's clever. Is it catchy? Yes. Is it carefully modest? Yes. (Note that it's not the MOST photographed.) Is it a slogan? Yes. Is it possible to disprove? No/unlikely. Are people likely to question it? No. ...



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