watching Outrageous Fortune and I don't understand what "deli" means. Seems to be a name for Eastern Europeans with names like Ivan. Have no idea what it could mean. If you heard someone came round with a gang of "delis", what would that mean?
I am pretty sure I have the word right. What nationality is "deli"?
I'm also a Kiwi and have never heard 'deli' before outside of referring to a delicatessan.
And I haven't heard anyone use 'dill' for a long long time! I think it might have fallen out of usage? I think the last time I heard that was Alf Stewart calling someone a 'dilly' on Home and Away about ten years ago.
Just looked at the show's website, haven't seen it, and realise it's set in west auckland. Dali= Dalmatian ie of yugoslav descent, lots of dalmatian settlers in that area historically (giving rise to eg babich winery). Will find link.