KIA ORA

We all adore Kia Ora!

It takes its name from kia ora, a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means literally “be well/healthy” and is used for both “hello” and “goodbye”. The name was first used for a lemon squash by Arthur Gasquoine of Sydney, Australia, who founded an ice and soft-drink business in 1896. First created in Australia in 1903, ‘Kia-Ora’ was launched in Great Britain in 1917.

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