Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson: Tall Poppy Culture on the Internet

Tall Poppy CultureVideoGroup 1-2 mins
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Secondary, Tertiary, Whānau


To understand one of the ways that Tall Poppy culture manifests.

We walk away knowing

Be proud of who you are and what you have done. Don't be critical of others.


  • Have you ever seen comment sections on then internet where people are being torn down?
  • Part of Tall Poppy thinking is cultural cringe, where we believe people or productions from New Zealand aren't as good as those from overseas. Do you think this is what is playing out when people comment negatively on New Zealand comedy or celebrities?
  • How could we change this cultural cringe and celebrate New Zealanders who are succeeding?