Sheep, fern leaves and the colour black seem to be the symbols of New Zealand for these expatriates in London in the early 1990s. On the Saturday closest to Waitangi Day each year New Zealanders set out on the Circle Line pub crawl, in which they drink half a pint of beer at a pub at each of 27 stops along the underground line. The crawl ends up at 5 p.m. at Westminster Abbey, where the Kiwis take part in a massive haka. Many New Zealanders express their national identity more conspicuously overseas than at home.
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