There are some interesting threads on message boards in which New Zealanders talk about the wide variety of things that concern, interest and amuse them. We’ve picked out those that are in keeping with the topics we cover on this blog, you may find them interesting to read too. These are all from Trademe, the links are in blue
Makes me wonder about NZ – ” I have travelled abroad and most countries have a sense of national pride, especially when it comes to manners and courtesy. What virtue is there in beating up a mother with a crowbar? Does it give you a sense of national pride? I don’t think so.
Kiwis, let’s work on our manners, etiquette and have national pride on how we treat other people, or we’ll be the butt of jokes and the armpit of the world.” (see Mum pushing pram attacked by 15 year old)
Weird crimes in Christchurch – “For years there have been some really unusual crimes in Christchurch, and to me it seems the amount of them is disproportionately high for the size of the city.
Does anyone else think so?”
– “Just in the last few weeks we have the Huntsbury murder, the dead baby found on a back of a truck, the woman found thrown down a bank after her toddler was found wandering in a paddock a couple of days earlier, and the case where the guy murdered his wife & neighbor then buried them under his house after having sex with the bodies.
That’s the recent ones, but the list is huge.”
The Kiwi Cringe – “…Kiwis tend to harp on about how everything and anything New Zealand is awesome, and the best. Now I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that, but I think it gets a little excessive from time to time…”
When on the open road I wish people would – “flash their car lights to warn of a cop up ahead – i nearly got a ticket today (it use to be common practice but not so much these days)”
Aussie or die? – “Do you think the New Zealand economy and the way it is geared, will have the job prospects in the future to attract its young people, or will they continue to look overseas? I want your thoughts!”
Attention Generation X & Y – “Baby boomers (Born 1945-1964)-What is it with these people? Surely they do not expect us Gen Y and X to support their retirement when we can not even afford to buy a house here at home. They own the majority of property, and expect us to rent it off them indefinately. Even though they had free tertiary education, we have huge student debt. Surely they can see that having the majority of the wealth and power in NZ is not in the best interests of NZ or themselves, if it drives us to migrate. When will we get a politician who stands up for us? Probably never as they are the majority and we the minority. Well 2 more years and I am off somewhere with a more balanced society. Enjoy the future (2020) raise in income TAX, GST and the lower standard of living fellow GEN Y and X, Thats my rant!”
Little plastic bag of plant material on counter: “at dairy. I bought a drink and when I went up to the counter there was this little plastic bag of something on the counter. I showed it to the woman behind the counter, she said if probably belonged to the last customer who bought ciggarette papers. I do not know what drugs look like, but I assume it was. It smelt horrible.”
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