Map puts Middle-earth in its rightful place

The map that puts New Zealand front and centre.
The map that puts New Zealand front and centre. Photo credit: Reddit/Daniel Arnett.

A world map posted on Reddit puts 'Middle-earth' right where it should be - in the centre.

After years of complaining online, and a viral video starring Rhys Darby and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, the world is becoming more aware that New Zealand is being missed off world maps.

A post on Reddit went viral overnight for placing New Zealand not just on a map, but right in the centre of it.

"Kiwis are asleep, let's surprise them with a map of the Earth centred on New Zealand," said the post by US-based user Daniel Arnett.

It has been seen by thousands after being posted in a thread called Maps Without NZ, where people have been posting maps excluding Aotearoa for years.

The full map, with New Zealand in the middle.
The full map, with New Zealand in the middle. Photo credit: Reddit/Daniel Arnett.

One comment said the New Zealand-centred map "looks way better" than maps that are more commonly centred around Africa or the Americas.

Another user said the map "really freshens the usual view of Earth up".

What do you think? Should all maps be centred around New Zealand?

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