Story: Kiwi

Kiwi as symbol: patriotic statue (1st of 6)

Kiwi as symbol: patriotic statue

The kiwi has become an omnipresent symbol in New Zealand, being represented in an extraordinary range of poses and personalities and serving many different purposes from advertising to kitsch. This kiwi, adorned with the New Zealand flag, is at the southern entrance to Ōtorohanga.

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Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - A kiwi country: 1930s–2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015