Kiwis enjoy the “free spirit”
Strike up a conversation with a Kiwi and the outdoors will always be a part of what they will share, whether it’s the big trout they caught from the lake or the trip to the bush they love with their family. Be adventurous so that you can share something with them too!
Everyone is equal
It’s important to extend the self-esteem and the civility that you expect for yourself to others. It’s not the job position that dictates your importance in the workplace. It’s the person that matters.
Avoid being the “tall poppy”
Refrain from showing off because this will not do you any good. Stop being the 'Mr. Proud' or the 'Mr. Know-It-All'.
Number 8 wire way of thinking
This attitude is an analogy of the use of the number 8 wire that is most commonly used to create mile-long fences to keep out the cows and sheep on the farm. Kiwis can make practically anything out of it - clothes hangers, a measuring stick, a stirrer, a magical wand, and a lot more other things. It simply means to be resilient, be creative, and be crafty. Rather than waiting for people to come over to help you, try to fix that stapler with something like a sticky tape or a blob of glue. If the printer is jammed with paper, try something – open it, scrutinise it, whack it a couple of times in order to get that thing fixed. If it doesn’t, then call the computer services. They will be very happy to know that you’ve done everything before giving them a call.
“Give yourself a go” and let someone have a “Fair go” too.
You will be admired for trying rather than whining. And when you are given an opportunity to prove yourself, try and give others an equal chance to prove and improve themselves too. This may probably be how New Zealanders envision their world to be and how you will achieve that pinnacle of success.