Are there kiwis in the house?

in new-zealand •  2 years ago

Everywhere I go, whether literally or virtually, I’ll find other kiwis. No matter how obscure the location, there’s usually more than you’d expect. We New Zealanders get about.

I was on a small private Facebook group called Principia Carnivora (feel free to ask in the comments, if you’re intrigued by the name). Only a couple of hundred people – I thought for sure I’d be the only kiwi. Nope.

Sidebar for anybody outside New Zealand – we’re named for the flightless bird, not the fruit. The fruit used to be called a Chinese gooseberry, before we rebranded it kiwifruit.

Earlier this year, I was booked to travel from Las Vegas to San Francisco, then back home. It rained. This wouldn’t even be worth a mention in NZ, but in Vegas, it closed the airport for several hours. Apparently there were 15 kiwis on the flight. I met all but 3 of them when we all individually lined up at the desk, found each other, then collectively descended on the poor United Airlines employee on duty to demand rebookings.

Although we travel (or surf) to have new experiences, learn something or meet different people, we still like to gather together with our compatriots from time to time and say Gidday.

So this is a shout out to my fellow kiwis. I’ve already introduced myself to the wider Steemit community, but this is an intro for you guys. I started life in the Hutt Valley, but moved to the big smoke as soon as I turned 18 and have been a Welly girl ever since. I’ve seen most corners of our beautiful country, but Wellington is where my heart is – I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Favourite things to do – walk, talk, sing, dance, go to movies and theatre, read, weight train, holiday in beautiful parts of the country.

Favourite holiday destinations – Kurutau on the west side of Lake Taupo, and Lake Okareka, just out of Rotorua.

When I’m not on holiday, I’m a nutrition coach and natural therapist based in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

And lastly here’s a helpful hint posted by a fellow Wellingtonian, figuring out when is the best time to post on Steemit, to get the most views. And hopefully the most upvotes…

Chur.

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Dutchy living in New Zealand here. Love your posts ... great to see some other kiwi's on the platform!

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There are quite a few now. I'll be posting later today about a Wellington blockchain meetup, and have an updated list of kiwis on board to add in. Where in NZ are you?

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Hi, Im in Papamoa ... great little place

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Cool. I've updated you on the list at https://steemit.com/newzealand/@kiwideb/wellington-blockchain-meetup-updated-steemit-kiwis-list-nz-meetup

Do you know @madein-hisimage - she's near you in Welcome Bay

Let's wait and see! Will you be the first?! Exciting :-)

I love you Kiwis; I like the way you say chips (chups) :-D

Cg

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There is at least one other kiwi "in da house" - literally in the same house, too, sitting less than 6 feet away. Maybe there will be more... Mmm, chups, when's dinner time?

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The view from the window if I manage to draw myself away Steemit and stop thinking about sheep

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Last time I checked, I was a Kiwi.

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That's a well used passport. Good to know there's at least 3 of us :-)

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I would love to see New Zealand someday and that will be possible. :)

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Yeah, you gotta come for a visit

Barely anyone actually lives in New Zealand, just a few farmers with no internet connections, and 30 million sheep. There are less than 12 people in NZ using Steemit.
LOL... Cheers Bro

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Maybe that's because I keep coming across them in other places.

Nice one kiwideb, in my limited travels overseas I always ended up meeting many fellow kiwis along the way.
My other funny thing was most places I went to I met someone kiwis and non kiwis who knew about or had visited Eketahuna (of all places).

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That IS bizarre. Why there of all places? I'll follow you and look forward to your intro post and finding out more about you ;-) If you haven't found them yet, look out for @sift666, @trevor.george, @len.george, @biglipsmama, @benjamin.still, @nitromad and @kiwiscanfly

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We willslowly take over when the other Kiwis wake up tto the fun here.

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Speaking of fun, I must pop over and see what the old man and the son have been doing since the power went down. Last seen about to scale a barbed wire fence...

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We are still alive and trucking. It is fun to try and fortell where Papa will lead us tonight,
It is giving Trevor something to write about every day as well, and get his mind off work for a while

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I'm really enjoying reading his slant on it all.

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He writes a good story. Have you read his kids stories? and his si-fi ?

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Some of the kid's stories, which are just delightful. I'm a bit behind in my reading so haven't caught up the sci-fi yet, but will look out for that.