Minnie The Westie lives in New Zealand
New Zealand is a country in the South Pacific. Being south of the Equator, you might notice in some of Minnie’s cartoons that her (human) mum and dad wear shorts and t-shirts at Christmas: that’s because it’s summer in New Zealand at that time. The seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere.
Being close to the date line, New Zealand is one of the first countries to see in every new day.
Whereabouts in New Zealand does Minnie The Westie live?
Minnie lives in Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand. Although Auckland isn’t the capital of NZ (that’s Wellington), it is the largest city with a population of just under 1.5 million people.
Auckland is a great place to be a dog: there are lots of beaches and green spaces for running around on. It’s pawsome!
And it’s not just Minnie that thinks Auckland is pawsome…
Auckland regularly ranks highly in quality of living surveys. According to Wikiepedia:
The 2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 4th equal place in the world on its list, while The Economist’s World’s Most Livable Cities index of 2010 ranked Auckland in 10th place. In 2008, Auckland was classified as an Alpha World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory by Loughborough University.
West Highland Terriers are popular dogs in New Zealand: check out the West Highland White Terrier Club of NZ (Westie Club).
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