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Trans-Tasman Rivalry

Humour is a funny business:

The British poke fun at the Welsh and the Americans give it to the Canadians - and so on and so forth… The Trans-Tasman rivalry between Australia and New Zealand has never been stronger - Australians are the butt of Kiwi humor and vice versa, but when all is said and done its fair to say we…err…. um … are moderately fond of each other. Although it all seems good-natured and friendly with plenty of back-slapping banter on and off the field, if you look closely enough there can be some good old petulance to be seen.

If you're planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand, the following examples will help you to understand good old-fashioned Trans- Tasman rivalry. Feel free to contribute - we will keep this a living document and tally it up at a later date.

New Zealand
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
: 1 Jun 2016 (Last updated: 16 Oct 2019)

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