The Kiwi Identity:From ‘Meat and three vegs’ to Rotis and Thai green curry

For much of the last century, New Zealand has identified itself more with ‘Western’ powers such as

Britain and Australia. However, within the last ten years, the influx of Asian migrants has occurred faster than developments in New Zealand’s government domestic and foreign policy, still caught in the British/Maori biculturalism debate. While New Zealanders come to grips with understanding what it means to be ‘Kiwi’, policy-makers must consider the implications of New Zealand’s trade interests with Asia on issues of identity and ‘Kiwi’ culture. Forging a national identity that takes into account Asian culture already within New Zealand must be the Government’s key priority as it deepens relations with Asia.

Click The Kiwi identity: From ‘Meat and three vegs’ to Rotis and Thai green curry to read full article.

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