Hey there, I am a born and bred New Zealander and until recently thought that the entire population knew that our nickname was a "Kiwi". But after using 'kiwigirl84' as a nickname recently on another website, I was amazed at how many people questioned my name. They thought I must love Kiwi fruit, and when I said "No, its because I'm from New Zealand" they just got confused, and some even asked 'Where?'.
But anyway, my questions to you are:
Have you heard the nickname 'Kiwi' before?
What is your nationality i.e. is it just an English Speaking thing?
Why do you think we are called Kiwi's? Is it because of the fruit or the bird?