StampNews.com invites our readers to appreciate special stamps issue by New Zealand Post that celebrates the quintessentially quirky Kiwi things.
From the adrenaline-charged thrill of a bungy jump with nothing more than a rubber band around the ankles to the perilous dangers of hot mince-pie handling, it's these Kiwi things that make the citizens of New Zealand who they are.
This issue provides a cheery, light-hearted take on the quirky things Kiwis do. Illustrated by Chris Davidson and designed by Graeme Mowday and Jack Faulkner, each of the 14 stamps depicts a comical cartoon scene that is uniquely Kiwi. And with every stamp sheet purchased you'll receive a free colouring book and pencils for the whole family to enjoy. Read on to find out more about a selection of the stamps.
In other countries tourists worry about their cars being targeted by thieves. But in the great Southern Alps of New Zealand a far greater concern is our friendly alpine parrot – the cheeky kea. Lock down your valuables and hang on to your windscreen wipers, or they’ll be gone before you can say "It's a Kiwi thing"!
Spotting a kiwi
Our beautiful, flightless, national bird ‒ the kiwi - sure is an elusive beast. With little hope of spotting one in the wild, these nocturnal creatures are 'apparently' best viewed in dark rooms. But you might need your night goggles to catch a glimpse!
Landing in windy Wellington
Whether it's a gale-force northerly driving 100 knots or an icy cold southerly polar blast, a plane landing into the infamous windy Wellington makes for a white-knuckle ride. Be prepared to brace yourself for the roller coaster ride of your life!
The first bungy jump
Whether it was the result of a fateful farming mishap or just a genius idea by a clever Kiwi, the bungy jump put New Zealand on the map for thrill seekers worldwide. Hold on to your hat!
They may spend most of their time underwater, but experts say Kaikoura's the place to spot a whale surfacing ‒ just make sure you’re facing the right way!