Trying to make a stupid idea sound clever
Andrew: I think Australia is the best country in the world.

Gary: No, you're wrong. New Zealand is the best country in the world because we have great coffees, the All Blacks, a motorway which is always congested and a housing crisis.

Andrew: What's the cost of living like?

Gary: It's great. We pay world price for milk, butter and cheese even though we produce it. When it comes to pay, we get New Zealand wages.

Andrew: Sounds like Kiwi ingenuity to me.
by MrSchnobBlack October 26, 2017
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A term coined by New Zealanders, which supposedly implies that Kiwis good at coming up with solutions to any problem, typically in an unconventional, unusual or in such a way that uses whatever resource is available (I.e. being innovative).

New Zealanders have a habit for attaching the words “good ‘ol Kiwi” or “Kiwi” in front of a phrase, to artificially make themselves seem more interesting. To outsiders, it come across as deeply insecure - as if it is a necessity to make themselves sound more special than they are.
Kiwi 1: “During the pandemic, I attached plastic tubing to my EFTPOS reader in order to maintain 2 metres social distancing”

Kiwi 2: “Woah, that’s some Kiwi Ingenuity right there!”

Immigrant 1: *sarcastically* “Because nobody else in the world has thought of that”

Immigrant 2: “Sounds more like good ol Kiwi bullshit”
by Kiwi Bullshit December 13, 2021
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