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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BBQ’s — A serious matter for New Zealanders

Barbeques are as synonymous with summer as sunscreen and are an essential element to any true summer evening. As Kiwi’s, we even consider barbeques synonymous with ourselves, a mark of our own culture. With summer just around the corner, what can you do to make these kiwi summer barbeques truly special?

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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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