New Zealand people pride themselves on the fact that for a small country we often lead the way in the world by being the first to attain certain achievements.

We would like to share with you a few of New Zealand’s notable firsts.

NZ firsts: First Nation to see the Sun

Ever wondered where in the world is the first place to see the…

NZ Firsts: First Jet Boat

Jet boating came into being through the inventive genius of…

NZ Firsts: first town in Southern hemisphere to get electricity

The old town of Reefton is a small town in the West Coast…

NZ Firsts: First powered flight

Karora, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons But wait,…

NZ firsts: First World Heritage Site…in the sky….

The International Dark Sky Association declared the sky above…

NZ Firsts: First to climb Mt Everest

New Zealander, Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first to reach…

NZ Firsts: First Bungy Jump

Bungy has always been a life-changing experience. It began…

NZ Firsts: first country in the world to give woman the vote

Women's suffrage in New Zealand was an important political…