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    Default Auckland horrible?

    Well, they could always go back home again if they don't like it.

    Auckland 'horrible, soulless', say Aussie bloggers
    4:13PM Tuesday Mar 24, 2009


    Bloggers on an online expat guide described Aucklanders as "hobbits" and Rotorua as a place where "it smells like the whole town let rip at once". Photo / Paul Estcourt

    An Australian couple has upset Kiwis with an online expat guide which warns that Auckland is a "horrible soulless city" and its inhabitants are "hobbits" who cannot dress properly.

    The anonymous duo have used their website, fushnchups.co.nz, to attack their new home here, rubbishing everything from the country's beer to its major cities and lack of worldliness.

    "I was horrified that I couldn't buy a copy of The Age, even in the major bookstores. True story," wrote the bloggers, a professional couple in their late 20s.

    They sum up the largest city, Auckland, as horrible and soulless, a comment the city's tourism chief executive, Graeme Osborne, took exception to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    Well, they could always go back home again if they don't like it.

    what's the age, an aussie newspaper? if they're so set on having aussie stuff around, what's the point of emigrating? <rolling eyes>
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    Default They are still having a go

    Aussie bloggers to Kiwis: 'Work on your sense of humour'
    11:40AM Wednesday Mar 25, 2009

    The Australian bloggers who provoked a strong reaction for their derogatory remarks of New Zealand are stunned at the response to their "piss-take".

    The couple upset some Kiwis with an online expat guide warning that Auckland is a "horrible soulless city" and its inhabitants are "hobbits" who cannot dress properly.

    The anonymous duo have used their website, fushnchups.co.nz, to attack their new home here, rubbishing everything from the country's beer to its major cities and lack of worldliness.

    After their website comments were widely publicised in mainstream media, the bloggers issued this response to the coverage:

    'To the Kiwis reading this: "Don't take it to heart, I seriously love you guys. But you really need to work on your sense of humour. It's a piss-take, alright?
    "To Australians: Everything I've said is true."'

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