Monday, March 24, 2014

just had a bloke today tell me his kids are ANZAM = Australian, New Zealand, Anglo, Maori

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Everything is ending - Javier Jabalera & Mon Castel

Except New Zealand. Again.

Friday, December 6, 2013

As someone who’s worked in the Australian Tourism Industry for about 7 years, I have infinite respect for our Kiwi counterparts. 100% New Zealand is renown as being one of the best and longest lasting tourism campaigns in the world. Australians remain their largest market (mostly because they have awesome mountains and skiing and we have two sad snow flakes and a small hill). The biggest problem they face with other nations is the fact that so many people find NZ to be too far away to be bothered travelling there.

And then I remember that their special campaign just for Australia.

It feels like our relationship has become somewhat stale. They’re not even trying with us any more.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

wands-and-wanderlust said: Where do you live in New Zealand? :)







The Earthquake city

It’s funny how “The Earthquake City” changes over time in New Zealand. We’ll know the country is fucked when places like Hamilton and Palmy become the new earthquake cities.

Each city will have it’s turn. On the bright side at least we haven’t had any giant eruptions since Lake Taupo was formed

What I reckon will happen is that the trend of earthquakes will keep moving northward, and then once every area of New Zealand has had their turn, Lake Taupo and the Alpine Fault will basically be like “lol well this was fun” and then simultaneously explode/rupture/erupt casting New Zealand asunder back into the ocean, making New Zealand the new Atlantis. 

We’ll call it Zealandis. The mythical undersea nation, former home to the hobbits. 

Which is why we must find and destroy the one ring before the dark lord figures out that he can literally just do that instead of putting butt tons of effort into finding the ring and destroy middle ear….rrr I mean New Zealand manually

Fun fact: The song ‘Into the West’ is actually a tale of the inhabitants of Middle Earth jumping ship and heading west to Australia before that happens. 

Australians actually call you the Shaky Isles, and the awesome power you calmly sit upon has us both terrified and impressed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Saturday, September 7, 2013 Sunday, July 21, 2013
So … the picture the ABC is using on the story about the earthquake off the coast NZ tonight is showing a heap of smashed wine/spirit bottles. Oh, the inhumanity!!!!

So … the picture the ABC is using on the story about the earthquake off the coast NZ tonight is showing a heap of smashed wine/spirit bottles. Oh, the inhumanity!!!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Snowy River Men - Kevin Baker

I’ve known this song for years, as my family’s from the area, and was surprised when others haven’t heard it. This is a moving and true account of the march of the Snowy River Men. Watch this vid, it has a ton of information. The bit at the end really got me.

Now they are nothing more than a name on a country memorial.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

So, despite huge protests, France has made same-sex marriage legal.

In Australia, there were huge celebrations when New Zealand legalised same-sex marriage, because it was a lot closer to travel to than Canada.

If the ‘powers that be’ made same-sex marriage legal, there would be more parties than protests.

But neither party wants to even talk about it.

This ain’t gonna look good in the history books.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

interesting moment on a tour today when an american thought the word ‘kiwi’ was actually offensive to new zealanders because he’d heard australians use it so often and just assumed that we were constantly mocking them

he didn’t understand our special relationship