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Reading these makes me feel smarter beACAUSE I AM NOT AN IDIOT
I’m not an Australia hater or anything, in fact I think of Australia as a kind of cousin to New Zealand. We are two countries with strong culture and proud traditions. I know I am always welcome in Oz and to quote from New Zealand’s national anthem ‘if foes should assail our coast, make us then a mighty host’. Meaning whenever you feel like some food that’s been buried in a hole, surrounded by searing hot volcanic rocks, come on over we’d love to have you. Sincerely,
A very happy kiwi who loves her country to bits
Speaking of Aotearoa, this is the Maōri word for NZ and it means ‘land of the long white cloud’. The Maori called it this because when they paddled over from Hawaiki, the first glimpse of our dear country looked just like a long, low, white cloud. What relevance does this have? This is partly me educating you and just wait I’m getting there. Now, locals have this cute little nickname for the ‘land of the long white cloud’. Its ‘long of the long flat white’. It didn’t come from nowhere, it spawned from our love of a decent coffee. I’m not completely sure in this one but I will insist out of sheer pride that while we may not have invented it, kiwi barristas can make a better flat white *pokes tongue out*.
Pavlova IS under NZ’s claim. The very first real, physical documentation of the pav did indeed origitate in Aotearoa.
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand - just like Lorde, I feel very strongly about some of the opinions expressed in this post.
I know, I know. I should not have done this poll. I knew it would light THE FIERY RAGE WITHIN.
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