new Zealand, kiwiana

Collection by Joan Edgerton


Kiwiana are certain items and icons from New Zealand's heritage, especially from around the middle of the 20th century that are seen as representing iconic Kiwi elements. These "quirky things that contribute to a sense of nationhood"[1] include both genuine cultural icons and kitsch.

Joan Edgerton
Glass milk bottles with foil top.We even had a delivery milkman.we would str. - I remember when - Glass milk bottles with foil top…We even had a delivery milkman…we would string this on thread - My Childhood Memories, Sweet Memories, 1980s Childhood, Nostalgia, Glass Milk Bottles, Vintage Milk Bottles, Plastic Bottles, Oldies But Goodies, My Memory
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The Floating Dreams

My daughter loves Steve Cole's books, specially the Astrosaurs, so her drawings are full of dinosaurs. I'm not surprised since her two favourite topics at the moment are dinosaurs & space and these books combine both. However I find it slightly ironic that she doesn't even glance at all the pink, sparkly, super-sweetness-oozing kitten, fluffy bunnies or fairies books targeted to girls of her age; but goes straight for the ones packed with action and darker colours.

Sweet wrappers over the years - very reasonable price Old Sweets, Vintage Sweets, Retro Sweets, Vintage Toys, Vintage Candy, Retro Vintage, 1980s Childhood, My Childhood Memories, Sweet Memories

Tooty Frooties

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Jelly Babies packaging An old fashioned look on a Bassett's Jelly Babies. The packaging easily stands out and the consumer can easily identify what the sweets are. Vintage Sweets, Retro Sweets, Vintage Food, 1970s Childhood, My Childhood Memories, Retro Packaging, Packaging Design, Jelly Babies, Baby Box
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1950’s Jelly Baby Packaging

Four Square Man for Sale - New Zealand Art Prints. Original concept and drawing attributed to Dick Frizell. (Father of Otis, another great artist) New Zealand Art, Nz Art, Kiwiana, Four Square, In This World, Childhood Memories, Nostalgia, Art Prints, Retro
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Four Square Man

Kiwiana Art PrintImage size in millimetres: 560 x 800Four Square Man - the famous smiling logo for the Four Square stores that have conveniently served the local communities and towns around New Zealand for over 80 years that has become a kiwiana icon. This print is an officially licensed Four Square Man print authorised by Four Square Store's parent company Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd - who write that "locals, visitors, overseas tourists and especially kids all love our very friendly grocer…

Old Plunket Baby Record Booklet, New Zealand Bill Gibson-Patmore. My Childhood Memories, Best Memories, Baby Records, New Zealand Houses, Kiwiana, Kids Growing Up, My Roots, Do You Remember, Vintage Photographs
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Discover Me : Passport New Zealand by Little Country Books The idea for Passport New Zealand – a guide to the Kiwi identity developed during my travels in Mexico in Many of the people I met knew very little,. New Zealand Adventure, Long White Cloud, New Zealand Houses, Hiking With Kids, Kiwiana, Thinking Day, 3 D, Sayings, Country
3 DCountry

Not sure about "take a hike"... But haha New Zealand...

Tip Top Jelly Tip.Another one of the famous Ice Cream range. Some (Dave) would say it's the finest of all food on a stick! New Zealand Food, New Zealand Houses, Kiwiana, Kids Growing Up, The Beautiful Country, Unique Recipes, My Memory, Love Food, Childhood Memories
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Tip Top Jelly Tip.....when you have family still working at Tip Top it's a regular thing to have one of these

DB Draught always reminds me of my Dad lol All Things New, Wonderful Things, Top Tv Shows, Christchurch New Zealand, Long White Cloud, New Zealand Houses, Nz Art, Kiwiana, Auckland
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DB Draught

New Zealand Showcase: Auckland Art by Rowan Forbes New Zealand Houses, New Zealand Art, Waitangi Day, Dunedin New Zealand, Nz Art, Kiwiana, Art Deco Posters, South Pacific, Vintage Travel Posters
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Rugby Art and Auckland Art by Rowan Forbes

Our 'Pop-up' store is full of some gorgeous pieces of art. Included is a selection of Rugby Art by Auckland artist, print maker and sculptor Rowan Forbes. His original art includes a piece names 'Haka' (no prizes for guessing the subject of that one), but he has captured the energy of that time honoured tradition. The fiercely contested matches between Australia and New Zealand teams are depicted in a larger piece, 'Try Time'. European rugby fans will love the smaller painting in our window…

Pineapple Lumps - NZ has the best lollies! New Zealand Food, New Zealand Houses, Visit New Zealand, Australian Sweets, All Things New, Wonderful Things, Kiwiana, Snack Recipes, Snacks
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We were recently invited to a Quiz Night with some of my co-workers. The theme was "Kiwiana" - so you might be wondering why we were invited. We certainly wondered. We thought as new immigrants we'd be pretty useless on the team, but it turned out that we were able to answer a few questions. We almost even carried our weight. So what's New Zealand's equivalent of baseball and apple pie (or for our English friends, football and a pint)? Here's a few things we learned about Kiwiana. 1…

Jaffas are sweet orange flavoured, candy coated chocolate balls that come from New Zealand. Up Theme, Nz Art, Kiwiana, Blue Party, Candy Stripes, New Zealand, Nom Nom, Red And White, Sweet Treats
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Orange-flavoured, candy-coated chocolate balls. Famous for munching at the movies, rolling noisily down the aisles, or doinking people on the back of the head from an anonymous distance at the denouement, jaffas are the Anarchists of Lollies. The Kiwis, no...

New Zealand Food and Drink All Things New, My Favorite Things, New Zealand Food And Drink, Food Hampers, Tim Tam, Worry Dolls, Kiwiana, Mellow Yellow, Pop Tarts
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Food, glorious food (from back home)

If you read my ramblings you should know that I am a kiwi. (If not, visit the about page, though only if you have a warped sense of humour). AND, in case you didn’t know, New Zealanders are called …

 All my favorite kiwi eats and treats! New Zealand Houses, New Zealand Art, Long White Cloud, Maori Art, Kiwiana, All Things New, My Childhood Memories, Canvas Prints, Sayings
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1st Domains

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Maori Style Fried Bread of Michael Teka - Recipefy Fried Bread Recipe, Bread Recipes, New Zealand Food, Polynesian Food, Food Design, Sweet Recipes, Fries, Good Food, Cooking

The Maori Food

I just noticed, half of my working holiday blog talked about food. Chinese always craving for good food. A famous quote, 民以食为天, which simply...

Ladies A Plate by Jason Kelly for Sale - New Zealand Art Prints Tip Top Ice Cream, New Zealand Art, Kiwiana, My Point Of View, Vintage Postcards, Travel Posters, Nostalgia, Typography, Plate
New Zealand ArtMy Point Of ViewPlate

Happy down under. Here's a Pinky! Milk choc, caramel w/ marshmallow centre. Now what to pair w/ it? Sweets Online, Living In New Zealand, Wine Pairings, Kiwiana, Confectionery, Homeland, Marshmallow, Wine Recipes, Childhood Memories
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