Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Zealand icons

The Goodnight kiwi
Before 24 hour TV Goodnight Kiwi signalled the end of nightly broadcasts. The last airing of this animation was in 1994. Today the characters are regarded as icons of New Zealand culture.

New Zealand National Anthem sung by Benjamin McHugh at the
Telstra Stadium, Sydney on 13/08/2005.

E Ihoa Atua,
O nga Iwi matoura
Ata whaka rongona;
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau to atawhai;
Manaakitia mai

God of Nations at Thy feet,
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices we entreat,
God defend our free land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.

The All Blacks' Haka


Here is an old L&P commercial that was on TV for years. The words are as follows: It ain't famous for its Grand Prix; well, it ain't famous for its flashy department stores; man, it ain't famous for its stunning architecture; well, it's not famous for its cathedral; it ain't famous for its royal family; it ain't famous for its railway station; well, it ain't famous for its fine restaurants; but it is famous -- L&P, World Famous in New Zealand

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