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Kiwi

Posted by
JJ (Jersey City, United States) on 14 March 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Now we are on to NZ, my home country and this is a Kiwi Art Piece made out of Corrugated Iron in Otorohanga in the North Island and where we stopped for our first night there

Now I have to make a point of the difference between a Kiwi and Kiwi fruit

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, and more information on them can be found here Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand,

New Zealanders also call them selves Kiwis

Kiwi Fruit on the other hand ,

The kiwifruit, is the edible berry of a cultivar group of the woody vine Actinidia deliciosa and hybrids between this and other species in the genus Actinidia. The Actinidia is native to North East Asia, particularly South China.

Also known as the Chinese gooseberry,[1] the fruit was renamed for export marketing reasons in the 1950s; briefly to melonette, and then by New Zealand exporters to kiwifruit. This latter name comes from the kiwi — a brown flightless bird and New Zealand's national symbol, and also a colloquial name for the New Zealand people.

Above taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwifruit

As it is grown in a few other countries now and marketed as KiwiFruit or just Kiwi, a New Zealand group of growers now market it as Zespri which they have copyright unlike the name Kiwifruit, so if your in the market and see KiwiFruit with a label saying Zespri you know it came from New Zealand

PENTAX K200D 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 100 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PENTAX K200D
1/125 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
97 mm (35mm equiv.)