February 25, 2011

Kiwis and Aussies

The relationship between New Zealand and Australia has always reminded me of the relationship between siblings.  We will whinge and whine about each other.  Tease each other. Be very competitive in every area possible.

There's lots of loyalty though, and if anyone else wants to have a go at our trans Tasman neighbours, Australia is pretty damn quick to come to their defence.  Likewise we will help any time it is needed.

At the moment our Kiwi neighbours need all the help they can get.  The earthquake that rocked Christchurch was horrific.  If you can spare anything, a great place to donate is Red Cross New Zealand.


This Mid 30s Life said...

Well said.

Donna said...

Exactly - couldn't agree more!

Fiona said...

What a great analogy.
Just like siblings.
We're all hurting for them now.

Brasilian_Babe said...

Great post AFW!

Emma said...

Brilliant analogy! It is heart breaking isn't it. Almost too much to bear after Qld.