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.
by Paul Ward August 29, 2006
New Zealand. The Land of the Long White Cloud. Home to 4 million people. It is greener than most countries but I wouldn't call it "clean and green". It is actually a really active and fun place, we should be advertising that instead of clean and green.

The best city's are:

Auckland (if you want to be submerged in traffic and things to do).

Wellington (the capital - advisable to try to ignore the existance of the beehive, and visit the National Museum and generally enjoy the nightlife and cafe's, film festivals,etc.)

Christchurch and Dunedin: A must see for people from the UK in fact you should skip Wellington and Auckland and go there first. It has lots of historical buildings and it has a friendly European feel to it.

Queenstown: The overpriced, adventure capital of the world; a must go if you can afford it.

On Australia and New Zealand:

Relations are equal to that of Canada and the United States. Australia is economically more powerful and dominates a lot of the New Zealand market. It upsets a lot of people, as we see the "great New Zealand buy up". Also the treatment of aborigines is also a sour point, but all in all due to the ANZAC tradition from WW1 relations are good.

Should you visit?

1. NZ is costly
2. It has lots to do
3. It has a nice environment
4. It is out of the way
5. You can lose yourself
Information on New Zealand, how it is expensive to live and more:
by Peter from New Zealand February 27, 2008
To Sarah, 323 or whatever, that's exactly what I've been saying all along. You hit the nail on the head. And to that other git, Billy Ben, I read an article that clearly stated that a good many Britons (I won't say poms) are moving to New Zealand *in droves* and they are moving to Australia too*in droves* so pull your head in on your comments. And it is actually many of you people who smell. I couldn't give a fuck one way or the other whether you like NZ or not, but if you are going to speak about it speak the TRUTH.
I've said my piece. There are some people in every country who think New Zealand is a pile of shit, but they really do not know what they are talking about. The same applies in reverse and it must stop.
by Inflight guy June 18, 2006
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.
by Paul Ward August 17, 2006
Defending my country.....
Whingeing bitches?...everyone whinges.
Hate Australia?..nah we dont hate you dont worry..just a bit of friendly rivalry like Canada and the U.S.A.
Why do SOME of us move to aussie? get away from helen fuckin clark!!!!!!..better oppitunities..beleive me you dont know what he/she is like. Shes fucking up our country.
Bash Australia? said that before/after you took the piss out of New Zealand!!
Sheep shaggers?..just coz we have 40 million sheep doesnt mean we shag them thats just wrong. Whats with aussies and sheep jokes anyway?
Watch all your TV shows? You mean that dramatic aussie bullshit? Theres only about 2 shows like home and away and neighbours! no one even watches that shit.
Wear your clothes? nah sorry to burst your bubble but most of our clothes are from china! crap.
Listen to your music? what music?
Poor? Fuck no..NZ and aussie are among the richest nations.
Australia is 10 times more beautiful? have you even been to NZ? Ask any tourist..theyll say NZ!
Richer and more powerful than NZ? Take a look at how big you are! your like more than 3 times bigger and 5 times our population!
Hell of alot nicer? looking at your text above i would not say your nicer and more laid back!
Spiteful, envious, backward? haha what a joke.
NZ is gorgeous and is far more more attractive compared to Australia having desert with a big rock in the middle of it. We dont even think your better than us and we dont think we are better than you! grow up its so bloody childish. I dont know anyone who wishes they were an aussie so dont flatter yourself.
I really like my accent too.
You rip us in sports? Oh you mean the cricket?? i enjoyed watching the poms kick your ass!!! hahahahahahaha. And how about rugby... we are the best in the world, how do you explain the wallabies ay? theyre pathetic.
We are the worlds most generous country, when a countrys in need we help them, because we can and i think thats something to be proud of. I dont mind australians, i just really hate it when you sling shit at us. We are all people, except from different pieces of land. Why cant we just get along with each other, is that so hard to do?
NZ is proud, with our own voice, our own identity.
Clean green New Zealand.
I suggest everyone visits! Have a nice day
I love New Zealand!
by Loud and Proud 13 year old October 05, 2005
consits of three islands.
the most important being north and south. we do have this other place called west island but lots of australians live there so we try not to mention it
new zealand......this is just fun you know
by blah blah blah blah x10 September 08, 2006
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!
by Paul Ward November 21, 2006
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