New Zealand, a South Pacific country home to approximately 4,500,000 people, is occasionally mentioned in "Coronation Street". A handy place to send characters so that viewers don't expect to see them again, or to dredge up "long-lost" relatives without having to explain why they have not been mentioned before. In 2013, Roy Cropper's estranged father St. John was revealed to have remarried, had more children and emigrated to New Zealand.
In March 2018, David Platt briefly considered moving with his children to New Zealand to accompany his dad Martin, who was just in the process of packing his suitcase, but Martin managed to persuade his son that he belonged in Weatherfield.
It has also produced the occasional actor or other production worker.