The kiwifruit, oftened shorted to kiwi, is a small citrus-based fruit that derives its name from the kiwi bird that originated from New Zealand. Kiwi is also the nickname to describe someone from New Zealand, and is a symbol to the New Zealand Army Corps which had a picture of the flightless bird in their insignia during World War 1. » Read more..
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Wherever they go around the world, New Zealanders find themselves referred to as ‘kiwis’. This unusual national nickname comes from the kiwi, a flightless bird native to New Zealand. The same animal also gave its name to the kiwifruit, another common symbol of New Zealand. » Read more..