They also have virtually no public transport in NZ. It helps keep people apart from each otherBut very small overall population so easy to control.
Don't be a pedantic slave to ideology.
My NZ mates have said they had it easy ,late arrival, tiny population & very low number of multiple occupancy dwellings.
By the same token so has Sweden.
Biggest city is smaller than either Brum, Liverpool Manchester or Leeds .
It's a richer more equal & socially cohesive society. It's not the major plane travel hub of the planet etc etc.
Compare like with like say UK , France ,Germany lol