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A Taste of Christmas


The number of new immigrants has become a troubled and much debated issue in New Zealand. We rarely hear their personal stories, why they gave up everything in their own countries to make a new start so far away. In A Taste of Christmas special we go behind the doors, into the lives of these New Zealanders/  We hear their dreams,-understand their hopes and share their festive foods.

In the final part of the show,  Peta takes a look at the myth of the traditional Kiwi Christmas dinner.  She poses  the question, and cooks her suggested answer to: "What is a real Kiwi Christmas dinner now?" 

Christmas Poem

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet the words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had roll'd along th' unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bow'd my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

'Til ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

 HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW


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