Here's How You Greet People in New Zealand

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by Rochelle Grace Feb 4, 2016

NEW ZEALANDER’S ARE USED to quizzical looks from tourists trying to decipher the kiwi accent. But we take it on the chin and pride ourselves on being a pretty friendly bunch of people. “Kia Ora!” is the national greeting in Aotearoa which is Maori for ‘be well’ or ‘be healthy’.

We took to the streets around Auckland and asked some friendly faces to say hello on camera.

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