When you drive around New Zealand, something you can’t help but notice – apart from lovely scenery – is vast open spaces. New Zealand is sparsely populated which is what draws many people to its shores in the first place. Why then did they choose to build the biggest city over an active volcanic field and the capital on top of the tectonic plate boundary of the Pacific and Australian plates not to mention the biggest city in the south island (Christchurch) on a swamp. What were they thinking? It’s not as though there’s a shortage of space. Crazy place.