Story: The New Zealanders

Kiwiana (1st of 3)


From the 1980s Pākehā began to explore their distinctive traditions and to argue that New Zealanders had a culture which was neither Māori nor British. There was an interest in ‘kiwiana’ – items of popular culture thought to be unique to New Zealand, such as the pāua-shell ash-tray.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Bicultural New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2015