One thing about New Zealand is that for a relatively large piece of land, they have a small population. Picture the UK minus Ireland, spread 4 million people around it, elongate it like a fish, and you have New Zealand. Which means the people have a highly developed sense of communication and travel.
One way this manifests itself, besides a really good courier service, is the internet culture. With so many people living far from urban centres, there’s a highly developed willingness to buy stuff over the internet. The Kiwis are addicted – and I mean addicted – to TradeMe, the eBay equivalent. They buy a lot over the internet. And they absolutely excel at One Day Sales. (more…)