1. You can pronounce Whakapapa or Whakatane correctly.
Awkwardly, though, the correct pronunciation of “wh” in the Maori language is “f.”
2. You’re prepared to argue to the death that New Zealand — not Australia — invented the pavlova.
This is just one of our many arguments with Australia. The pavlova, or pav, was invented in honor of Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova during her tour of NZ and Australia in the 1920s. After much debate about who invented the meringue dessert, it’s been discovered that NZ was, in fact, the country that created it.