Our favourite New Zealand supporter, Kepa the Kiwi with a rugby ball.
20cm tall in brown.
This cute little kiwi bird toy is the perfect addition to a good kiwi food box.
What are Kiwi birds?
Kiwi pronounced (/ˈkiwi/ KEE-wee) or kiwis are flightless birds native to New Zealand. They have become iconic symbols of New Zealand used to represent the country from everything to sports to the local's nickname.
Why are New Zealander's called Kiwi's?
The kiwi bird has always been held in high esteem with both the local Maori people and European settlers.
The indigenous Maori people called it the hidden bird of Tāne, the God of the forest.
Maori pronunciation: ‘te manu huna a Tāne’
Maori feathered cloaks made from Kiwi feather were known as ‘kahu kiwi’ and were treasures (taonga) reserved exclusively for the tribal chieftains. Kiwi bird feathers still to this day hold high heritage value.
It is not because of the KiwiFruit a.k.a Chinese Gooseberry fruit.