- Publish Date
- Thursday, 24 January 2019, 8:48AM
It's something us Kiwis have known for a long time, but it seems Australians are only just cottoning onto the fact New Zealand is a better place to live ...
In a newly released tongue-in-cheek advert for Australian Lamb, Aussie politicians are proposing that the two countries unite to become "New Australia-land" after claiming the land Down Under has "lost the plot".
Discussing the proposal with two Kiwis at a mid-Tasman summit, complete with a floating BBQ, Australia's "lambassadors" poke fun at the slew of recent controversies which have come out of the country, including the revolving door of Australian Prime Ministers, Cricket Australia's ball-tampering scandal and the controversial 1981 underarm bowl.
"We used to be the greatest country on earth, but we've lost the plot, we're cheating at sport, we can't even hang onto a prime minister," a representative says.
"Think about it we've got awesome stuff, you've got awesome stuff and most of our awesome stuff is already yours."
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"Best of all, you get to share our prime lamb. And we can share your Prime Minister," they add.
"Sounds like a Fair Trade Agreement," one of the Kiwis responds.
"So what do you say we bridge the ditch and do this?" the woman asks, referring to the Labour Party's election campaign slogan.
This isn't the first time Australian Lamb has caused a bit of controversy with one of their adverts.
Last year they had an ad which battled the political right over the political left in a West Side Story musical style.
While in 2017 the ad featured a depiction of the European invasion which faced a massive backlash from Indigenous Australians.