|1) Kiwi kids are really really good at the monkey bars. Which means that adult Kiwis must have excellent upper body strength. I haven’t any proof of the latter.
2) If you wash your clothes every two days, it takes less than three months for them to fall apart.
3) Paua fritters are interesting. But not in a good way. Paua shells, however, are very pretty.
4) Even toddlers wear jandals, or flip flops, in New Zealand. How do they keep them on? I was about 15 before I managed it.
5) Either we’re really really slow, or Kiwis are hopelessly optimistic about how long it takes to get anywhere.
6) Ice lollies are called ice blocks or paddle pops here, there may be a difference between the two, but I’m not sure what it is. Sweets are called lollies. Lollipops are called lollipops.
7) Flight of the Conchords’ lyrics are hilarious, but possibly inappropriate for children. However watching your children fall over laughing every time they sing “they poisoned their asses, with poisonous gases” is an experience not to be missed. And it’s Kiwi culture, so that’s OK.