You're right Timbo. Here follows a bit of hair splitting:
The kiwi fruit is NOT a native of NZ. It actually is the Chinese Gooseberry and it did originate in China (funny that eh).
When I was last over visiting the inlaws in NZ (last April) I remember there was some 'hoo haa' going on regarding this particular fruit. When it was introduced into NZ it really 'took off' and it became very popular. It was kind of renamed the Kiwi Fruit - but nothing was ever registered.
Then - over the last couple of years, the Chinese farmers (canny little fellows that they are) decided to register the name Kiwi Fruit - but only for the fruits grown in China. Following so far?
So now, the fruits which are grown in NZ can't officially be called Kiwi Fruit. I think they now go under the strange name of Zespre or something like that.
This is one of those odd cases which really makes no difference to 'Joe Public'. I still call them Kiwi fruit regardless to where they've been grown, I can hand on heart say that I've never gone into a shop and asked for some Chinese Gooseberries or some Zespre ..... just doesn't have the same ring does it.
Also - another fruit to look out for is the Fijoa. Really tasty and one of the best natural laxatives known to mankind.