|This article is written
from the Real World
point of view.
New Zealand, a South Pacific country of about 4.2 million people, is occasionally mentioned in the script of "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.
It has also produced the occasional actor or other production worker.