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New Zealand's Maori Flag 
Entries from a 1990 national flag design competition were thought to lack Maori inspiration. So TE KAWARIKI held their own, and this was the winning entry.
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One Dollar Note 
This New Zealand $1 note (an artistic rendition) has now been withdrawn from circulation, and replaced by a small cupro-nickel coin.
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E:No S:53


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Paua Shell 
Polished Paua Shell from New Zealand's Paua shellfish (Abalone) is used in many commercial forms, from designer jewelery to kitsch ashtray gifts.
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E:No S:712


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Ponga Frond 
The Ponga frond is one of our national emblems, growing up to 10 m tall. It is the inspiration for the Koru, a motif used in traditional Maori design.
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Red Socks 
The late Sir Peter Blake (1948-2001) wore his lucky red sox throughout our successful 1995 America's Cup challenge.
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E:No S:137


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Tiki - Warhol Style 
The tiki, an artifact of Maori culture, is traditionally carved from Pounamu (Greenstone) or bone. Plastic replicas are a popular momento of New Zealand.
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E:No S:220


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Tomato Sauce Bottle 
You know you're at a Kiwi BBQ when you see one of these little beauties! The classic plastic tomato sauce bottle is an icon of New Zealand's culinary culture.
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E:No S:194
 

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