New Zealand is home to a culturally diverse range of talented and creative 'Kiwis' who are proud of their heritage.
From renowned films directors such as Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Andrew Adamson (Shrek and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and Niki Caro (Whale Rider), to sport icons like Jonah Lomu, Michael Campbell and Sarah Ulmer, New Zealand is full of interesting individuals with unique stories to tell.
New Zealanders' distinct style and values are largely influenced by the country's indigenous Maori culture. Fashion from Aotearoa (the land of the long white cloud) is in demand internationally, thanks to the depth and talent of designers such as Trelise Cooper, Karen Walker and Kate Sylvester.
International stars Sam Neill, Keisha Castle Hughes and Anna Paquin, and singers, Kiri Te Kanawa, Daniel Bedingfield and Bic Runga also call New Zealand home.