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Old Nov 15th 2012, 8:38 pm
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Good on ya Love30s.
Speaking of surveys, on reading the business pages of Granny Herald this morning, I see Forbes magazine in the US has rated NZ the number 1 country in the world in which to do business!
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I don't know of any other counrty in the world that has to keep trying to beef itself up. Other countries in the world know full well that they are great places to live in, they don't need to keep checking whether other countries recognise them as a top destination and place to live. New Zealand needs to get a little bit of self confidence and stop craving outside recognition.
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Old Nov 16th 2012, 3:18 pm
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I don't know of any other counrty in the world that has to keep trying to beef itself up. Other countries in the world know full well that they are great places to live in, they don't need to keep checking whether other countries recognise them as a top destination and place to live. New Zealand needs to get a little bit of self confidence and stop craving outside recognition.
Is NZ really trying to beef itself up here? The point of the article is not even about living in NZ, it's from a tourism point of view no?

Even if NZ it is about beefing itself up I don't think it's the only country to do so. I take it you haven't seen the corny adverts about Australia - the candle lit dinner by Aires Rock, tame kangaroos hopping up to kids on the beach...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5__vyZMdlg
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I don't know of any other counrty in the world that has to keep trying to beef itself up. Other countries in the world know full well that they are great places to live in, they don't need to keep checking whether other countries recognise them as a top destination and place to live. New Zealand needs to get a little bit of self confidence and stop craving outside recognition.
NZ has large tourism and export incomes, both of those rely exactly on other countries view of NZ and attract advertising spend, just the same as many other countries around the globe - remember "Cool Britannia" anyone?

If you feel NZ as a country and a population is so insecure for doing this then you are either coming to, or already in, the wrong place imho.
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NZ has large tourism and export incomes, both of those rely exactly on other countries view of NZ and attract advertising spend, just the same as many other countries around the globe - remember "Cool Britannia" anyone?

If you feel NZ as a country and a population is so insecure for doing this then you are either coming to, or already in, the wrong place imho.
Germany is a big export nation too and doesn't constantly polish its image or tries to produce a mirage. Instead it relies on innovative top products and competitive prices.
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And here we go again with the put downs !!! Can't we just have one positive thread without you miserable muppets ruining everything
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And here we go again with the put downs !!! Can't we just have one positive thread without you miserable muppets ruining everything
But thank you for trying love30
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Germany is a big export nation too and doesn't constantly polish its image or tries to produce a mirage. Instead it relies on innovative top products and competitive prices.
No? Do you not remember this one aired on CNN a while back?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzcLWNhWD70
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But thank you for trying love30
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No? Do you not remember this one aired on CNN a while back?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzcLWNhWD70
seems to have slipped ones mind
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Haha I know, convenient right?
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No? Do you not remember this one aired on CNN a while back?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzcLWNhWD70
Here's one of stunning beaches, snowcapped mountains, surfing, lush fields with horses running through them and stunning landforms. And thats just the first minute. I thought they were trying to create a mirage to make it look like New Zealand for a while there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcWMZ751eCk
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Haha I know, convenient right?
Haha and no comeback I see? probably looking on google for more negative things to post about NZ
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Here's one of stunning beaches, snowcapped mountains, surfing, lush fields with horses running through them and stunning landforms. And thats just the first minute. I thought they were trying to create a mirage to make it look like New Zealand for a while there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcWMZ751eCk
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Here's one of stunning beaches, snowcapped mountains, surfing, lush fields with horses running through them and stunning landforms. And thats just the first minute. I thought they were trying to create a mirage to make it look like New Zealand for a while there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcWMZ751eCk


It probably is NZ but someone's placed "Germany" at the end of the ad...
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