Kiwis can-do…


12/03/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Rugby goal posts handmade Sarah Ritchie

What does a rural community do when there are no “proper” metal rugby goal posts to hand? They make them!

Kiwis are renowned for their “number 8 wire”*, can-do attitude. With a bit of “she’ll be right, Mate” and some ingenuity, Kiwis pride themselves on being able to slap together, patch up, or make the best of any situation. Kind of like Pollyanna meets Macgyver.

Might have something to do with living in the final frontier at the end of the world!


* “number 8 wire“: Is a term that epitomises the “Kiwi bloke” as someone who can turn their hand to anything. []


One thought on “Kiwis can-do…

  1. leonabriggs says:

    LOL! My husband would LOVE New Zealand! He saves everything in his shop. If anything breaks, he has just what he needs to fix it! A very handy man to have around!

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