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An American’s Guide to Kiwi English | Tips on New Zealand Culture

Posted on Sep 26, 2019, in the categories: New Zealand Culture
An American’s Guide to Kiwi English | Tips on New Zealand Culture

You've booked your flights, watched every movie ever filmed in New Zealand, and you can't wait to arrive. But what language do they speak? Okay, okay, you have done your research—they speak English and some te reo Māori. Maybe you even know "Kiwi" refers to New Zealanders and the national bird—NOT the fruit (my rant about that is here). …

Why a Kiwifruit is Not a Kiwi | Tips on New Zealand Culture

Posted on Jul 18, 2019, in the categories: Community Living, New Zealand Culture
Why a Kiwifruit is Not a Kiwi | Tips on New Zealand Culture

“You wouldn’t call a passion fruit just a 'passion', would you?” I've always known that green, fuzzy snack was a “kiwifruit”, not a kiwi—my brothers made sure of it. We all grew up in the USA, but our parents are originally from New Zealand. So when I moved to New Zealand as an eighteen-year-old to go to university, there were many cultural mishaps I avoided, just because I grew up between these two worlds.…

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