Kiwis like to metaphorically think about themselves that they do have the ability to build or repair anything with a piece of number eight wire. Rephrasing, it could probably sound something like "innovate, make it simple, make it work".
In some cases the opinion is justified. While filming "The Lord of the Rings", an optical contraption (Ames room) was used to distort the viewers' normal perception of perspective.
Looks (and is) very natural, and no expensive computer graphics are needed.
We saw how it works while visiting "Puzzling world" interactive museum in Wanaka.
Note that both persons pictured in the photograph are roughly the same height in real life!