60 Million Gingernuts: A Book of New Zealand Records

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Hachette New Zealand, Jul 31, 2012 - Reference - 400 pages
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Did you know there are 60 million gingernuts produced in New Zealand every year? Or that the biggest hangi included 150 cattle, 480 pigs, 180 sheep, 7200 litres of milk and 9000 eggs? Did you know that a female giant weta is the heaviest insect in the world? Or that 1982 is our record year for divorces (12,395)? No? Then you need 60 Million Gingernuts. This fascinating book gathers together this country’s most amazing, inspiring and bizarre records. With chapters on nature, history, manmade wonders, popular culture, sport, eating & drinking, and much more, this extensive book will captivate both young and old.

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Peter Janssen is an Auckland-based writer and who has travelled extensively throughout New Zealand. He has worked for many years in the publishing industry but has also tried his hand at bus driving, artificial insemination, pumping petrol, and farming. Born and raised in Huntly, Peter has also lived in Southland, Canterbury and Wellington.

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