What makes New Zealand? Is it the people? The landscape? A shared history? Our obsession with rugby?
The Herald wanted to find out. So David Fisher and Mark Mitchell travelled from Bluff to Cape Reinga in a campervan. The resulting series, Who We Are, aims to explain what it means to be Kiwi in 2016.
This is part of a series of mini-documentaries about the themes that unite and - sometimes - divide us.
In it, Maori speak about what it is to be Maori in 2016 and how the "soul wound" of colonisation has yet to heal.