Pavlova created in New Zealand not Australia, and that’s final

The OED says that, based on written evidence, the pavlova dessert was in fact invented in New Zealand, but this declaration won’t end the debate.

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Australia’s carbon plans are making the neighbours nervous

Australia’s carbon plan sends shudders through neighbours, but there may be hope through international pressure.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 boosts Australian economy

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has proved to significantly boost to the local economies of Australia and New Zealand.

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Free movement between Commonwealth countries petition gains 50,000 signatures

A petition advocating free movement between Australia, the UK, New Zealand and Canada is quickly collecting thousands of signatures. Find out more about what the Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation is advocating.

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Just one visa for Australia and NZ during 2015 Cricket World Cup

The Australian and New Zealand foreign affairs offices have announced that cricket fans will need only a single visa to enter both countries during next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup.

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Australia plans to make it easier for Kiwi and Asian tourists

The Australian Tourism and Transport Forum hope to attract hundreds of thousand more travellers from New Zealand and Asia to Aussie shores by streamlining customs procedures and halving departure tax.

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Poll: Australia more accepting of same-sex marriages than NZ and UK

The Liberal Party’s own polling company’s survey finds that Australians are much more supportive of same-sex couples enjoying the same marital rights as heterosexual unions.

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UK, Australia and New Zealand top party drug abuse list

A report compiled by the United Nations drops jaws as it reveals that Commonwealth countries top the world for cocaine and ecstasy use.

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Poll: Australia’s new BFF is the US but we remain fond of our UK mates

A poll conducted by the Lowy Institute claims that Australia and the UK are no longer best mates. While Brits are still on our Christmas card lists we are actually chumming up with the Yanks.

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UK singer songwriter, Passenger: Australian tour dates set

Adoring Australian fans can look forward to a solo-tour by UK-born Michael Rosenberg, better known as Passenger.

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Royal visit — positive for Australian tourism

The recent royal visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to New Zealand and Australia has had a significantly positive effect on tourism numbers from the UK.

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Kiwi is lost for words over Scrabble tournament win

Nigel Richards from New Zealand has won the world’s most prestigious Scrabble accolade for the third time.

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Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka at Origins Festival

As part of Origins 2013 Australian born Maori dance artist Victoria Hunt embodies the spirit of a meeting house, which sheltered the people of Mount Tarawera during a volcanic eruption, in her performance Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka.

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Kiwi mates pull off ultimate prank by plumbing house with beer

A group of pranksters in New Zealand have pulled off the ultimate gag, rigging up every tap in their mate’s house to run with beer instead of water.

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Kicking it with the Kiwis

SUBCULTURE SLEUTH | It is not often that a reporter gets a chance to go behind enemy lines, however this week Subculture Sleuth goes undercover at a Kiwi event to see where the differences lie.

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