The All Blacks take the love of rugby to a spiritual level. When South Africa play New Zealand, the rest of the world ceases to exist for me. Tapping into something beyond. Beside the extreme Lord of the Rings beauty of the landscape, mountains, white-water rivers, beaches and trees, the land of the long white cloud often leads the world in creating a world worth living in. 1893 - the first to give all adult women suffrage. Embracing & celebrating indigenous culture. Far away, I've visited twice for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and to celebrate a family friends wedding in 2015.