New Zealand and Australia are both English-speaking countries. However, New Zealanders have a long list of slang terms and colourful expressions that set their dialect apart from Australian English. Here are 23 Kiwi words that tend to confuse Aussies.
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Do you ever find it hard to tell what's a racist term you should avoid using and what's an endearing term for someone from a certain country? Generally you should err on the side of not using terms you're unsure about, but there's one that's been proven to be fair game: Kiwi. The South Australian Employment Tribunal made this ruling this week, concluding that calling someone from New Zealand a 'Kiwi' doesn't constitute racial discrimination or harassment.
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Weta Digital. You may have heard of this visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand. It's co-owned by Peter Jackson and most famous for doing the digital special effects work for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and many more films. It is by far one of the most successful businesses to have come out of New Zealand and one of the factors that contribute to its success is it's willingness to go the extra mile for its clients. Sounds cliché but one Weta executive explains why it's worth doing so.
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