Ahem, I do believe that New Zealand is growing up and a very very worthy friend to Australia and always has been and therefore is worthy of respect. My version goes like this. A few people in New Zealand do tend to be juvenile towards Australia, however, some Australians tend to respond to that (or start it) by being arrogant. That aside, New Zealand has provided a great deal of assistance to Australia with regards to East Timor, Solomon Islands, etc. and therefore, neither patronising attitudes, nor a chip on the shoulder will not help. It has taken time, but New Zealand is growing up, hopefully encouraged to do so by many Australians, instead of being thought of as a child.
Australian 1: Instead of wanting to be isolationist and juvenile, New Zealand is growing up.
Australian 2: Come again?
Australian 1: East Timor, Solomon Islands, it was just that lack of confidence that held them back.
Australian 2: Oh right, well that's good to hear, I was wondering when NZ would grow the fuck up.
Kind sir, as it happens, I'm a Canadian myself, and many Canadians I know, are quite fond of Kiwis and of New Zealand. Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't we in Canada living under America's shadow, (although this is a very mature and fine nation albeit not home to some of the best people). I do agree however that New Zealand is suffering from a higher instance, "little brother syndrome" all right? A lot like us at one point although we are overcoming it. New Zealand also suffers from a "cultural cringe" and yes is far from perfect, but as opposed to a low economy, NZ is actually doing relatively well, given it's isolation and what have you. I completely refute any reference to "sheep shagging" although to be fair, there are probably a minority of people in NZ who need to root them. And yes New Zealand lacks confidence in itself point taken, and there is a lot of catching up to do in this area, but there was a time when Canada lacked confidence in itself and some would argue, still do.
Have a good day!
New Zealand is a great country in most ways whom many Canadians love dearly.
Yeshitsme I couldn't agree more with the sentiments "New Zealand is a country with beautiful scenery and a lot of good hearted people, keep up the good work New Zealand". I think the same can be said for most Australians, although Oz has different beauty to NZ naturally, but both of them generally are great countries, with a positive future.
I love New Zealand, not every single thing but most things about New Zealand.
To that last contributor, try reading posts, 32, and 35 OK, the underlying point of your ludicrously written post is that Australia is a more successful country simply owing to it's confidence along with a host of other reasons. You will only find a quarter of that in New Zealand but I have yet to meet someone on here who will encourage New Zealand to catch up in this area as opposed to being arseholes.
Australia is more confident of itself than New Zealand is, and therefore more successful. Numbnuts!
Poster of # 53 how old are you five or something? That aside, NZ is still an awesome country, very similar to Canada:
Large concentration of Scottish migrants in Otago (Nova Scotia for Canada)
A Big brother country next door, called Australia (US for Canada). Australia has been very influential in New Zealand life and history why else do you think all the definitions here mention Australia, in much the same way the US has been a big influence on Canada, despite all that Australia and the US do love Canada and NZ a lot. This is becoming more realised in Canada and NZ and so that love and respect is increasingly returned.
Largest tower in the Northern/Southern Hemispheres. CN Tower for Toronto, Skytower for Auckland.
Neither of them joined in the Iraq fracas upsetting their respective big siblings at the time. However, they did both send troops to Afghanistan.
Conclusion of post.
New Zealand and Canada have a lot in common.