Christmas in New Zealand is less about snow and sleigh bells and more about sun, sand and backyard barbecues. Over the holiday season we explore the Kiwi Christmas experience –
from Abel Tasman’s first New Zealand Christmas in 1642 to the declining
reign of the Queen’s message
A range of commemorative items and souvenirs were produced to celebrate the All Whites’ appearance at the 1982 World Cup finals, including this ‘NZ World Cup Soccer Team’ biscuit tin. Those featured are: back row (left to right): Glenn Dods, Billy McClure, Brian Turner, Sam Malcolmson, Peter Simonsen, Dave Bright; middle row: John Adshead (coach), Keith Mackay, Grant Turner, Richard Wilson, Frank van Hattum, Ricki Herbert, John Hill, Kevin Fallon (assistant coach); front row: Duncan Cole, Allan Boath, Steve Sumner (captain), Bobby Almond, Adrian Elrick, Steve Wooddin; insets: Barry Pickering (top), Wynton Rufer.
Back /images/stories/radiant/playsound.gif Hear Herbert Sutcliffe talk about the Eliminating Diet: This clip requires Flash Player 7 or higher. Download Flash Player 7. Click on arrow to play or download as mp3 (634kb) This sound file is taken from an interview with Herbert Sutcliffe shortly before his death in 1971.
Hear extract from 'Fast Lunches' a Radio Digest magazine programme broadcast on the YA network in October 1956. Fast food in the 1950s was not quite what we understand by the term today, but the trend in food marketing was clearly recognisable even at this early stage.
Roast meals involved many rituals. Women spent hours in the kitchen ensuring that meat, gravy, sauces, baked and roast vegetables, and steamed or boiled vegetables all reached the peak of perfection at the same moment. To men fell the tasks of carving the joint and presiding over the table, as this photograph from the 1980s illustrates.