If its people vote to legalise recreational marijuana use in an overshadowed referendum this weekend, the moniker, the Land of the Long White Cloud, will soon take on a new meaning in New Zealand.
It is the first time a country has put to a popular vote the legalisation of recreational cannabis use.
A dramatic change like this would be a hot election topic in normal times, but cannabis does not get much of a look in a campaign dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If this occurs, as the only countries to completely legalise smoking marijuana at national level, New Zealand will join Uruguay and Canada, and a swathe of other nations that have all relaxed their approach to it.
Eleven US states have done so, although Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, if elected next month, plans to decriminalise cannabis use at the federal level.
The result may also affect Australia, with some progressive politicians here calling for us to follow the example of the Kiwis.