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# 40974 8-Sep-2009 09:12
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Inspired by an AMP ad on telly last night, I thought I'd start a thread celebrating the unique aspects of living in Aotearoa. It can be good, bad, sarcastic, whimsical, political or even toxic, but has to be particular to NZ.

Only in New Zealand...

you can win a scolarship for shearing!!




 

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  # 253999 8-Sep-2009 10:30
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Good thread WOB!!!

Only in NZ can a duo of yodeling lesbian farm-girls get famous.




My very metal Doctor Who theme

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  # 254004 8-Sep-2009 10:39
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Only in NZ can you announce a new business partnership and then do absolutely nothing about it for another month...

 
 
 
 


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  # 254028 8-Sep-2009 11:46
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Only in NZ can a former Prime Minister perform live on the Rocky Horror Picture Show


Only in NZ can a giant fibreglass fruit/vegetable/animal/Simpsons character be seen as a tourist attraction


Only in NZ can Inland Revenue keep secrets from the Police about criminals activities when they are paying tax

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  # 254031 8-Sep-2009 11:49
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Only in NZ can the Com Com determine how much a txt should cost in NZ by looking at 9 other countries and picking the middle one.




 

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  # 254036 8-Sep-2009 12:06
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timestyles: Only in NZ can a former Prime Minister perform live on the Rocky Horror Picture Show


Only in NZ can a giant fibreglass fruit/vegetable/animal/Simpsons character be seen as a tourist attraction


Only in NZ can Inland Revenue keep secrets from the Police about criminals activities when they are paying tax


a)Well Muldoon was a bit of a one off, 

b) err, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_Big_Things we got nothing on our buds across the ditch,

c) Until a recent law change in OZ, is was legal to deduct business expenses from illegal activities off your legit taxation dues.

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  # 254050 8-Sep-2009 12:45
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wellygary: 

a)Well Muldoon was a bit of a one off, 

b) err, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_Big_Things we got nothing on our buds across the ditch,

c) Until a recent law change in OZ, is was legal to deduct business expenses from illegal activities off your legit taxation dues.


Wow, life of the party over here aren't we?! Tongue out

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  # 254060 8-Sep-2009 13:12
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Only in NZ do we have geekzone - although you can access it from anywhere in the world




 

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  # 254082 8-Sep-2009 15:16
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gehenna:
wellygary: 

a)Well Muldoon was a bit of a one off, 

b) err, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_Big_Things we got nothing on our buds across the ditch,

c) Until a recent law change in OZ, is was legal to deduct business expenses from illegal activities off your legit taxation dues.


Wow, life of the party over here aren't we?! Tongue out


LOL, now where's old3eyes to really put a downer on the thread...

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  # 254083 8-Sep-2009 15:27
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Only in NZ do you have to pay full retail for a cellphone when you are on a contract!




 


The force is strong with this one!

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  # 254084 8-Sep-2009 15:30
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bcourtney:
gehenna:
wellygary: 

a)Well Muldoon was a bit of a one off, 

b) err, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_Big_Things we got nothing on our buds across the ditch,

c) Until a recent law change in OZ, is was legal to deduct business expenses from illegal activities off your legit taxation dues.


Wow, life of the party over here aren't we?! Tongue out


LOL, now where's old3eyes to really put a downer on the thread...


People, people...

Only in NZ do we run each other down rather than contribute amusing and thoughtful posts to the thread.




 

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  # 254098 8-Sep-2009 15:51
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Only in NZ do we drive at 80 in a single lane for kms, then speed up to 120 just to pass that damn car in front. Only to drop down to 80 once its a single lane again.

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  # 254109 8-Sep-2009 16:40
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patatrat: Only in NZ do we drive at 80 in a single lane for kms, then speed up to 120 just to pass that damn car in front. Only to drop down to 80 once its a single lane again.


No actually that is Aussie too...

Only in NZ could the prime minister ruin the country letting criminals out of jail early just to get a job in the UN.

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  # 254110 8-Sep-2009 16:46
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dickytim:
patatrat: Only in NZ do we drive at 80 in a single lane for kms, then speed up to 120 just to pass that damn car in front. Only to drop down to 80 once its a single lane again.


No actually that is Aussie too...

Only in NZ could the prime minister ruin the country letting criminals out of jail early just to get a job in the UN.


Heh, was gonna add a "Only in NZ can you be given life and be out free in 6 years" but you kinda beat me to it

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  # 254133 8-Sep-2009 19:29
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Only in New Zealand can you empty a bag of rubbish on the floor and win first place in an art competition.

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  # 254152 8-Sep-2009 19:58
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Only in New Zealand can you refuse to co-operate with police after members of your family beat two little children to death.

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