I can not help myself in drawing a parallel between New Zealand and Middle Earth. You know, a place from "The Lord of the Rings".
Actually, the movie made such an impact, that it became one of the main selling points of the country. Beautiful, clean environment, gorgeous landscapes. Fantasy creatures inhabiting the land.
Wouldn't you say that it's hobbits that are living in the hills, just above the "normal part" of Christchurch city?