Totally agree with the 'made in China' thing. You never know what else than wood there is in the spoon.
Around the Mediterranean, where my family still lives, the best quality wood for cooking utensils comes from olive trees. Olive wood is hard and very tight grained, which makes it very resistant and allows it to stay smooth even after decades of use. It will last forever and is handed from generation to generation. It is said that the tree itself is eternal and I have myself seen one that had been dated over 6000 years old (seriously) and still produced.
Now I know that olive tree wood is certainly harder to find in New Zealand but if you ever can put your hands on some, this is what you want for your next spoon.