Following on from our last post the Australian owned (APN) New Zealand Herald decided to run this story today, where was Fairfax; oh that’s right they were on strike because their Australian HQ had decided to move jobs to a much cheaper third world country; New Zealand:
“Former Australian prime minister John Howard wants his countrymen to be kinder to their Kiwi neighbours.
Mr Howard said too many Australians were condescending to New Zealanders and took for granted the relationship the countries shared.
Mr Howard’s comments come in the same week a New Zealand man is facing charges after he attacked a television employee in New South Wales while in a rage about an advertisement poking fun at the Kiwi accent.
The ad features two animated kookaburras speaking with thick New Zealand accents saying “sweet as, bro” and “choice, bro”.
In an address at Britain’s Oxford Union this week, Mr Howard was asked about his working relationship with former Labour prime minister Helen Clark.
“I worked very hard to get our two countries closer together,” AAP reported Mr Howard said.
“I think too many Australians take the Anzac relationship for granted. I think many Australians are condescending towards New Zealanders.”Mr Howard and Ms Clark led their respective countries for almost an identical amount of time.
Mr Howard, the leader of the Liberal-National coalition, was prime minister from 1996 to 2007, while Ms Clark’s rein started three years later in 1999 and ended in 2008.
“Helen Clark and I were a long way apart philosophically … (but) we worked together very closely and on a number of occasions she was very helpful to me,” Mr Howard said.
He praised his conservative Kiwi counterpart, Prime Minister John Key, AAP reported.
“I like John Key, I think he’s a terrific bloke and he’s doing a tremendous job.”
Mr Key was not available for comment this afternoon but a woman in his office said Mr Howard’s words were flattering”.
Not very flattering towards Australians: Lets take a closer look at how John Howard might tend to lie and collude with the very right wing in the world (video below); politico’s like the National Party in New Zealand, the very same men and women that are, in that country, driving down their brother Kiwi’s incomes forcing them to flood into Australia, in search of a better future, in nothing less than record numbers. John Key, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, has termed it the “Suck” effect
No one in Australia listens to John Howard anymore. So what makes the New Zealand press believe otherwise, perhaps its just that they are 10 years behind in reporting current affairs, Given that they are 10 years behind we’d like to remind them why John Howards peculiar idea of what constitutes the truth, and his opinions, are no longer valued or in fact heard by Australians. Remarkably similar to John keys concept of truth really, but we’ll say it again; New Zealand’s only 10 years behind their much older cousin, and as such its a very dangerous place to live and or invest in. Just ask Kim Dotcom:
- Fairfax journalists return to work (smh.com.au)
- Howard tells Aussies: Stop teasing the Kiwis (news.com.au)
- Aussies undervalue NZ relations: Howard (news.com.au)
- Is New Zealand National Party leader John Key a latter day Moses? (laudafinem.wordpress.com)
- Howard admits to a few regrets as PM (news.com.au)
- My new Anglosphere hero is New Zealand’s John Key (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)
- John Howard admits to a few regrets (smh.com.au)
- Foreign Minister Bob Carr eyes New Zealand (news.com.au)
- John Howard greases up and inserts himself into current politics (turnleft2013.wordpress.com)
- Oz boosts efforts to get more Kiwis (nzherald.co.nz)
- Kiwi’s violent meltdown sparked by Aussie mocking of accent (nzherald.co.nz)
- Why is advertising so much better in New Zealand than Australia? (mumbrella.com.au)