New Zealand in a Nutshell
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
|Subject Classification||Humour / Humour collections & anthologies|
A short and snappy overview of God's Own Country (Godzone) for New Zealanders, overseas visitors and new immigrants, this book takes a light-hearted look at what it means to be Kiwi.
In a quirky humorous fashion, with short entries, bullet-pointed lists and text blocks, the author provides detail about the land of the long white cloud, the kind of essential information that can't be found in school textbooks, tourist brochures or immigration documents.
Included are lists of Kiwis the Aussies claim as their own, DIY inventors who have made it on the world stage, and the national heroes. You can learn how to give a Maori greeting and crack the code of Kiwi-speak, discover facts about the kiwi bird, events held through the year, and marvel over curious statistics. You'll also find local knowledge, sporting codes, cooking tips, a kiwi glossary, how to eat, dress and swear like a Kiwi, and a potted list of the essential attributes that make up the Kiwi character.