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Afraid to be New Zealanders

6 May 2015

What a joke this country is becoming.

Once a proud nation of pioneers who resisted the worst that nature could present and who turned harsh bush into fertile farmland, whilst taming the steepest of hills and the wildest waters for power -- that era appears to be now just a memory.

Go back 50 years and NZers were "proud to be Kiwi" and stood tall within the ranks of sovereign nations.

Sure, there has always been an attachment to the UK by way of the Queen but for the past half century, that has been merely a symbolic one and this nation has been proudly independent and self-determining. Being 12,000 miles away from Old Blighty meant that it had to be, especially in those early years.

Although we were allies of the UK, USA and Australia, we still had our own democracy and did what Kiwis wanted to do.

My, how times have changed -- for the worse!

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