New Zealanders and Australians please reply

  1. At the moment we have an Australian forum -
    would you like a seperate thread or have an incorporated into an ANZAC type thread - l think becaause we are btoh small countries with in many ways similar interests and history it could be good l have asked Brian to think about this - however l beleive that we as Australians and NEw Zealanders should put our opinions forward - we do do this well generallly.
    Please place some comments

    Tookie
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  2. 40 Comments

  3. by   NurseRachy
    I am happy to incorperate our New Zealand friends - the more the merrier!!
    Love Rachel @}-->--------
  4. by   bewbew
    Welcome to all New Zealanders!
  5. by   Aussienurse2
    HeeHee We should rename the forum ANZAC!
  6. by   Tookie
    Yes l think so too - i have asked brian if we can include the nz's here - that is why l have started this thread wanted input from everyone - we all need to agree to this move and to be one together. We have so much tradition to share in so many way (we do have our diffeences that we can talk about as well ie sheep, rugby cricket etc)
  7. by   ziggyRn
    Hello Tookie,
    I think it's a good idea because we are pretty similar...let's put us all in together...I have lots of rellies in Oz...though I guess it's hard to find one of us that doesn't. I graduated from Curtin...so that should make me sort of Australian !

    PS. Also think Kim and Kath is hilarious...the series is being repeated right now because it is so popular...is it because we are so similar culturally? Or is is Ocker bashing
    by some of my less culturally sensitive compatriots?

    Whatever our differences, we also have lots in common...so why not have a common forum..great idea, Ziggy.
  8. by   Grace Oz
    Count me in ... G'day to all the KIWI'S
    Cheers,
    Grace
  9. by   Grace Oz
    PS:
    The only thing re using the term ANZAC, it might contravene some copyright, law or whatever. Would be wise to check that out before going ahead. Wouldn't want us to get into trouble! Just a thought.
    Cheers,
    Grace
  10. by   StuPer
    Hi Tookie,
    Don't know if I qualify to comment bein a pom livin in Oz, but I think the idea is great.
    regards StuPer
  11. by   KIWIRN
    yes great idea,
    it is my experiance that oz and nz are moving along at similar levels and us down under should stick together
  12. by   Tookie
    Waht should we call ourselves - - need more input from aussies and NZ's

    I am please that you all agree (well so far) that this should be a forum for both New Zealand and Australians - yes we do have so much in common - not just sporting and war history etc

    And yes Grace l think you are quite right about the trademark name of the ANZAC's - so we would have to come up with something else that it could be called -
    Let's have some suggestions.

    Tookie
  13. by   NZRNinOZ
    Hey, just an idea, but how about NANZ (Nurses from Australia and New Zealand)? I don't think there's a problem with ANZAC, as it is technically just an endearing title, and no-one owns the copyright, but why not have our own name anyway - believe me, there's definately something special about Kiwi and Aussie nurses!!
  14. by   Tookie
    i rather like the NANZ - idea
    i have rung the RSL melbourne head quarters and they have said the the name is copyrighted - to prevent misuse etc
    Any way we could write to the national hed quarters to get permission - which would be lengthy and maybe in a way unneccessary
    _ most people whohave responded ahave said they would like an incorporation of the area
    As sated a suggestion was for
    NANZ
    Nurses of New Zealand and Australia for the forum name
    My husband suggested Oceania - as this would incorporate both Aus and NZ as well as the outlyig areas and the south pacific areas - l would apprecaite you opinions ion these ideas as well as any other sugggestiosn Brian is happy if we come up wit a name for ourselves - please make your comments known - and any alternatives are most welcome
    Sandra

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