Of course you realise this means war:
NEW Zealand’s prime minister has a message for all Aussies: hands off our pavlova, and that champion racehorse is ours, too. John Key has waded into dangerous trans-Tasman territory with cheeky comments on the niggling rivalries between Australia and New Zealand.
“It’s totally ridiculous for Australians to claim that they have pavlova or Phar Lap or any of those iconic New Zealand items,” Mr Key said today. “Everybody knows that they’re ours and for Australians to claim ownership of them is quite inappropriate.”
But Mr Key says there’s no doubt that New Zealand can lay claim to the Finn brothers’ band, Crowded House.
“Absolutely,” he said, adding: “On a bad day we’ll lend you Russell Crowe.”