Kiwi as: TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakkitypu

Kiwi as

I once wrote a book about New Zealand, in which I talked about BookCrossing, the Maori, the incredible scenery, and the odd way they speak.

My New Zealand friends tend to roll their eyes at the usual weary jokes about “fush and chups” and the unpronounceable Maori names – which are perfectly straightforward to them – but I could not disguise my affection for the place. If anything, it has grown over the years. I may be an Australian, but I love New Zealand.