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Sometimes, New Zealand is just left out. And it has to stop.

A website called worldmapswithout.nz collects maps from all different sources that, for some or no reason, leave New Zealand out. This is a rather strange and unexplained phenomenon, and one that is unfair to our friends in NZ. (Sorry, Kiwis!)

After seeing how often poor New Zealand is left out, I started to empathize. This inspired me to write this a little poem dedicated to New Zealand and to its rightful spot on the map of the world.

New Zealand was searching for its place on a map. / But it was left out of so many. What”s up with that?

All it wanted was its rightful place / Right next to Australia with its own private space.

All it wanted was its rightful place / Right next to Australia with its own private space.

But on so many maps, its place it couldn”t find. / New Zealand thought it had lost it spot on the globe, and its mind!

But it kept on searching for its spot on the earth. / It knew that it was special and what it was worth.

But it kept on searching for its spot on the earth. / It knew that it was special and what it was worth.

New Zealand looked high and low only to see / A blank space exactly where it should be.

New Zealand looked high and low only to see / A blank space exactly where it should be.

But just as it thought the search was in vain, / New Zealand found itself – in its place, with its name.

But just as it thought the search was in vain, / New Zealand found itself - in its place, with its name.

(via:worldmapswithout)

I made sure that this story ended happily for good ol” New Zealand.

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