Kiwi - 2 - Slang for a person born in New Zealand. Synonymous with hard-working individuals, talented artists & relaxed easy-going people .
Kiwi - 3 - This is what the rest of the world, for some unknown reason, calls 'KIWIFRUIT'. Laziness and stupid marketing probably enter into it somewhere. Originally a Chinese Gooseberry, it flourished in NZ where its name was changed to reflect where it was grown. Named a KIWIFRUIT, stays a KIWIFRUIT , not a kiwi.
The kiwi is a small flightless bird indigeonous to New Zealand, and is the most common symbol of the country. The word has been broadened in common parlance to refer to the people of New Zealand.
There is a historical rivalry between Australians (commonly called Aussies or, occasionally, wankers) and the Kiwis (mistakenly called sheep shaggers). Despite this, the two peoples have a strange habit of defending each other and feeling comforted by the others presence in countries outside their own.