5 Aug 2014

What it means to be Kiwi, with Rosemary Hepozden

From Nine To Noon, 11:28 am on 5 August 2014

Rosemary Hepozden is the author of Instant Kiwi - New Zealand in a nutshell (published by New Holland). A small book about what it means to call yourself Kiwi. Rosemary was born in Canada and has travelled extensively most of her life. She would often find herself in places so unfamiliar and uncomfortable that she longed for a guide that would take her well beyond the 'must do' attractions and recommended restaurants, and right to the core of what it meant to be local. She has lived in New Zealand since her late teens and when she returned to New Zealand from a two-year teaching stint in Turkey, she saw the need for such a book from the other side as well - she found herself decoding the Kiwi lifestyle for a somewhat startled Turkish man who had accompanied her home. As she interpreted all things Aotearoa, she remembered once again just how cool it is to call yourself a Kiwi.