'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.