Tough and practical, they could fix anything with a length of fencing wire and were sure to come up with a workable solution for almost any kind of problem.
New Zealanders do not have a particularly high regard for intellectual activity, especially if it is more theoretical than practical.This is unlike many Europeans but similar to what people in Australia and some in America too think about purely intellectual pursuits.Instead what is more valued is the 'kiwi ingenuity' according to which all problems are better solved by seeing what works than by applying a theory.New Zealand is a young country as compared to some like Italy, China and even in the Persian Gulf where the earliest civilizations go back several centuries.While originally New Zealand was only Maori, later it became bicultural with colonial and rural values.
Contemporary New Zealand is a cosmopolitan culture and part of educated, developed Western society.
So if you are planning a trip to the Southern hemisphere in search of socializing opportunities, stop by New Zealand and check out its men.
The hands-on pioneer Men in New Zealand are believed to be quite efficient in a practical and active kind of way.
They are considered to be good with machines and animals , particularly horses, besides being able to turn their hands to nearly anything.
This stereotype of the pioneer man has something in common with the frontier men of North America as well as the settlers of the Australian outbacks.
The image of the rugged male Kiwi probably goes back to the time when men in New Zealand were the first settlers and had to make their living off the land.