New Zealanders Please Reply

  1. Hello I have recently noticed quite a few new New Zealand members but there is not a thread dedicated to them. So I am going to recify that situation. Please drop in and tell us about your favourite tipple while giving us a bit of information about New Zealand.

    See there are still people out there who think that New Zealand is part of Australia (ducks for cover yelling not me! not me!)
    I have been doing my level best to raise the Aussie profile but I think it is time for the Kiwis to speak out about themselves!
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  3. by   jayna
    can't see why they(NZ ) aren't responding. Still country orientated.......ducks for cover.
  4. by   gwenith
    Honestly Jayna - I have been asked that very question!!! Is NZ part of Australia - I guess it is because we have similar flags.

    I wonder if any Kiwis get asked if Australia is part of New Zealand
  5. by   ceridwyn
    Yes, Yes, When I was in the good old US of A got asked all the time what it was like living in New Zealand.

    When I complained of the comparison got told I sounded the same and Australia was near enough.

    My reply to that was 'so what part of Canada are you from?' because you sound the same and it is close enough'.

    Was told point taken and handed a Budweiser.
  6. by   gwenith
    I have been asked the classic "what language do you speak in Australia?" I wasn't sa fast as some friends of mine who actually made up a language based on Australian place names!!!
  7. by   jayna

    Last edit by jayna on Oct 12, '03
  8. by   ceridwyn
    GIDDAY Jayna,

    I was interested on the views you have about similiarites of aussie and kiwi.

    I am not going to perpetuate the aussie versus NZ debate
    but one thing I feel very strongly about I just cannot see, stubbie shorts complete with blue singlet, a patch on a man with overalls, and check shirt!!!!!!

    Thanks for the congrats. seeya C
  9. by   Grace Oz
    Ah, the differences.... You've only gotta say the word... SIX!!! LOL THAT me mates, is THE difference!! LOL
  10. by   gwenith
    Yeah The poor Kiwis get a lot of flack about thier pronounciation of six as "sex". I once worked with a south islander who wanted a "wee bag" I got her a urine bag and she cracked up explaining she wanted a small bag.
  11. by   jayna
    Originally posted by Grace Oz
    Ah, the differences.... You've only gotta say the word... SIX!!! LOL THAT me mates, is THE difference!! LOL
  12. by   KIWIRN
    hi there from a real kiwi
    an proud of it!

    I'm a southlander too so i use the word wee a lot (meaning small)
    and i roll my RRRRRRRs. the only place in NZ to have it's own accent!
    NZ is a beautiful country and unlike other kiwis who have travelled overseas i have seen a lot of my own country, so i can say this with confidence.
    I have also been to oz and it would appear to me that ozzies live for the beach and have more stat days then NZ so who likes to work harder jayna????
    any way it's always fun to have some friendly rivalry happening.
  13. by   gwenith
    Thank-you YES!!! I wanted this forum to be for all of us and am thinking of asking Brian to rename it the Australasian forum.
  14. by   KIWIRN
    no worries

    I've been surfin the bb for a while, but i never seem to have enough time to read everything let alone reply.
    Most of the time others have already said what i wantd to say, but i must admit jayna's comments kinda riled(?) me up. so i had to reply.
    There are a few Kiwi nurses out there i have spied on various threads and i have told several of my online colleagues about this site and we often surf at work on our breaks.