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    Posted on 28 Sep 2015

    28 Signs You Grew Up In New Zealand In The '00s

    Fush und chups, fush und chups, makes me want to luck my lups!

    1. You used life hacks like this:

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    2. You always heard people talking about Georgie Pie, but never got to have one.

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    Until McDonald's bought them back two years ago, but even then "they're still not as good as the original."

    3. You always sang the Hardy's theme song, but never actually went there.

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    "Come into Hardy's, Hardy's, in your neighbourhood! When you shop at Hardy's, you'll walk out feeling good.

    WEW!"

    4. You had your first hangi in primary school.

    5. You got overly excited for any trip to The Warehouse.

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    It was a world of opportunity!

    6. You'd always buy a 50c or $1 mix at the dairy.

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    Or, if you were really lucky, a $2 mix!

    7. You loved pretending to smoke your Spaceman sticks.

    8. And got really upset when they stopped making the ends red.

    9. You felt genuine anger when they swapped Harry's actor on Shortland Street.

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    It was honestly worse than the entire Ferndale strangler storyline.

    10. You also had a crush on Joey.

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    Until he turned out to be a serial killer.

    11. Then you had a crush on Hunter.

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    Until he became a drug addict and started robbing pharmacies and attacking people.

    12. You got overly excited to catch the Interislander ferry.

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    But never the lemon...

    13. But you were scared when it got caught in a storm coming home.

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    14. You learnt Maori once a week in class.

    15. You learnt a lot of stereotypes from Bro Town.

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    A LOT.

    16. You bought a copy of One Road by Ben Lummis

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    17. And you were most definitely on Rosita Vai's side.

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    Natalia Kills has nothing on this.

    18. You used to have a completely different understanding of the word "twink".

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    19. You visited Hobbiton.

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    And you were extremely upset, because it was basically just a bunch of empty holes in the hills.

    20. You knew exactly when your togs became undies.

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    Patrick Campbell / BuzzFeed

    21. Nothing could ever compare to the devastation you felt when Tip Top stopped making Fruju Tropical Snows.

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    Remember when they came back last summer? #Memories.

    22. You knew that the best birthday parties to be invited to were at Denny's.

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    23. You loved a game of Tapuwae.

    24. Margaret Mahy probably read to you at school once or twice.

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    25. You weren't born when this song came out, but you still had to sing it at school.

    26. Most of your clothes came from Hallensteins or Glassons.

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    Tbh you still shop there all the time.

    27. You probably owned a Keep New Zealand Beautiful t-shirt.

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    If you didn't, you wanted one.

    28. And you most definitely sang this whenever fish and chips were on the menu!

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    UPDATE

    An item on this list has been removed due to incorrect and insensitive wording.

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