• In some countries hooker can mean a prosttitute, so the word must be used with caution in New Zealand.
    In one of New Zealands National winter sports. A hooker is known as a player that is in the front row of a rugby scrum.
    Posted: Sunday 29 December 2013
  • The right for women to vote.
    In early New Zealand,as other countries around the world.
    Posted: Monday 9 December 2013
  • Kiwi Term To spit the dummy
    The rubber treat commonnly given to young babies to suck is decribed by Americans as a pacifier, where New Zealanders retain the British term dummy.
    Posted: Monday 9 December 2013
  • Kiwi Pavlova
    This dessert called pavlova is one of New Zealand's most popular.
    Pavlova is made by beating egg whites to a very stiff consistency then baking it.
    The funny thing about this tasty dessert is that Australia and New Zealand have been arguing about who invented it since the 1930s.

    Posted: Wednesday 20 November 2013
  • Kiwi Words

    This is an abbreviation used in Australia and by us Kiwis, it's a reduced English greeting for telling someone to have a good day.

    By the end of the 20th century the term was used by most New Zealanders, sometimes in a joking fashion.
    Posted: Wednesday 20 November 2013
  • Our new Blog post will be updated soon...
    We are starting a new blog, which will cover interesting facts about New Zealand, our experiences on various tours and lots more.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 September 2013