Kiwi Whenever I hear the word "kiwi," it's not the fruit that always comes to my mind but the bird! This bird is native in New Zealand. There's a kiwi-fruit trivia that says that the kiwi fruit was brought to New Zealand by some Chinese Junk Merchants and that the fruit thrived there. Then it became the country's national fruit. This fruit bruise easily so always be gentle. Also, only peel it when you are about to eat it. It is also yummy as a fruit shake and in chocolate fondue.