a New Zealander. Margie Abbott was born in Hutt Hospital and grew up in Wainuiomata attending Fernlea School and Wainuiomata High School and trained as a teacher before moving to Sydney in 1983 where she met husband to be Tony in a 'Pub'. They have two girls and it is recorded she taught them to do the Haka.
Wainuiomata is 'Nappy Valley'. Not sure you can get more Kiwi than that.
Clearly she will join a long line of New Zealanders that Australian's like to call their own ... Phar Lap, Pavlova, Captain Alfred Shout (the first 'Oz' VC of WW1); Fred Hollows (went to school with my mum); Russell Crowe; Jessica Watson (sailor) and Kimbra (singer, songwriter, musician) .... and even the likes of Craig Thomson (disgraced Labor politician) although, in that case, they are welcome to him.