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Amount the government of New Zealand plans to spend on referenda to choose a new flag

Amount the government of New Zealand plans to spend on referenda to choose a new flag

Percentage of New Zealanders who are content with the current flag

Percentage of New Zealanders who are content with the current flag

Number of rare lizards that New Zealand customs officials found hidden in a German man’s underpants in December: 44

Number of rare lizards that New Zealand customs officials found hidden in a German man’s underpants in December: 44

Number of times New Zealand’s Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages has rejected a baby name since 2001

Number of times New Zealand’s Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages has rejected a baby name since 2001

Number of times it has rejected the name Justice

Number of times it has rejected the name Justice

Amount New Zealand’s tourism board has spent to promote the nation as “100 percent Middle-earth”

Amount New Zealand’s tourism board has spent to promote the nation as “100 percent Middle-earth”

Amount New Zealand’s Fire Service spent this year on a TV campaign against cooking while drunk: $201,300

Amount New Zealand’s Fire Service spent this year on a TV campaign against cooking while drunk: $201,300

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