'Kiwis' are a diverse creative people renowned for their hospitality.

New Zealand is home to a culturally diverse range of talented and creative 'Kiwis' who are proud of their heritage. From renowned film-maker Sir Peter Jackson to sports icon Jonah Lomu, opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa and pop phenomenon Lorde, New Zealanders are interesting individuals with fascinating stories to tell. New Zealanders' distinct style and values, including fashion, literature and art, are frequently influenced by the country's indigenous Māori culture.

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  • New Zealand people: An introduction

    One of the best things about New Zealand is its warm and friendly people.

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  • Aotearoa New Zealand - a right royal destination

    New Zealand’s legacy of 19th-century British settlement helps touring royals feel at home, and offers fascinating visitor experiences.

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  • New Zealand chef: Fleur Sullivan

    Fleur Sullivan has never strayed far from her rural New Zealand upbringing, but serious foodies travel the world to dine at her rustic portside restaurant in a little South Island village.

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  • New Zealand chef: Peter Gordon

    Kiwi celebrity chef Peter Gordon - based in New Zealand and the UK - works with a string of critically acclaimed restaurants around the globe, including his new The Sugar Club in Auckland and the famed The Providores and Tapa Room in London.

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  • Kyle Mills' guide to Auckland

    After 14 years playing international cricket for a living, one thing never changes for BLACKCAP Kyle Mills. “I love landing at Auckland International Airport. It gets me every single time.”

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  • The 2016 insider’s guide to Wellington

    We’ve walked the streets and laneways of New Zealand’s capital to bring you the ultimate insider’s guide to Wellington.

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