- The Kiwi as an emblem was used in military badges back in 1886
- Kiwi Shoe Polish was launched in 1906 in Melbourne (yes in Australia) by man with a NZ wife
- During WW1 New Zealanders carved a giant Kiwi into the hill in England
- The word Kiwi can refer to our currency, to a furry brown bird, a furry brown fruit, and to New Zealanders
- The nostrils of a Kiwi (bird) are at the far end of it's beak
The Buy New Zealand Made campaign has been using the Kiwi as an emblem since 1988, and it has come to represent quality NZ made products. Look out for it when you shop.