|Release Date: ||01 June 2007|
We are an exotic mix of personalities, values and tempers from around the world. Six well-known Kiwis discover which parts of the national character their ancestors brought with them and why they are Here To Stay.
Where would we be without whisky, frugality and emancipation? From the high country to the city of sails, New Zealand is as Scottish as they come.
Are the Germans the reason Kiwis are so fond of war, and that beer and sausage combination? Do they explain our dry sense of humour.
We discover how many things we have to thank (and blame) the English for, starting with Minis, rugby, fish and chips and roasts.
From the goldfields, market gardens, leper colonies and butter pioneers to hip-hop artists. Is there a Chinese All Black? Can we shout out 'Asians Are Cool'?
Why were the Irish blamed for bringing public drunkenness, religious violence, melancholy, prostitution and mental illness to New Zealand?
Meet the wine pioneers, rock breakers and rock stars who have brought the Croatian/Dalmatian influence to New Zealand. Just what did those Maori wahine see in the guys wearing cravats?