Author(s): Stephen Barnett
Ingenious, robust and characterful, New Zealand’s popular culture is, well, unique anyway. Few others could claim, for example, that it’s national softdrink began life in a cow paddock, or that its first free-flow frozen food was produced using a hammer.
These remarkable facts and others are revealed in this book, a whimsical lucky-dip into New Zealand’s popular culture. Gathering together some of the threads that go to form the fabric of the Kiwi national character, the authors have fashioned a work that is loaded with nostalgia and wry fun. Surveying our popular life and customs, from the Buzzy Bee to Weet-Bix, New Zealand! New Zealand! is a celebration of Kiwiana that reveals many surprises at the same time.