Sunday, September 6, 2009

Your Last Chance to See An Aussie Shamelessly Wear An All Blacks Jersey in New Zealand for 3 months in the flesh!

Hi guys, thanks to everyone who has followed so far. I really appreciate it and I'm humbled that you have chosen to help me out. I'm lagging behind the Top 3, but it's not over until it's over at midday NZ time.

Anyway, make sure to let me know if there is anything I can ever help you out with!

Yesterday I was feeling a bit like someone who had been stood up on a potential hot date.

As I mentioned in the below post, The Sunday Mail had arranged for a photographer to come around and take a few shots of me being a goose in an All Blacks jersey.

Actually, the photographer racked up hundreds of shots and I felt like Zoolander but much heavier with all of the different poses.

The catwalk is definitely not for me!

Anyway, the story wasn't run in the Sunday Mail. I'm not sure why, but it doesn't matter - this ride so far has been great, and I'm grateful to be part of the experience!

But as a substitute, I had this silly photo taken of me to , just to prove that I'm 'Keen As Bro' to promote the great country that is New Zealand to the rest of the world!

Anyway, thanks for all of the support so far - and good luck to the other contestants for the run home!

For all the Kiwis out there (and everyone else), it's not too late to Press 'FOLLOW' on the right hand side and have an Australian wear an All Blacks jersey for 3 months in New Zealand!

Thanks once again for everything!


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Your Call To Action New Zealand!

Hi there,

Things are heating up towards the finish of ‘Following’ Time for the Entirely Kiwi World Famous Promotion.

Today, I’m not going to bore you with crap like ‘I’m definitely the best candidate..’ blah blah blah or I’m experienced with this blah blah blah so vote for me blah blah blah.

Something that is common to both Australian and New Zealand cultures is our sense of humour. We like making fun about each other, especially at sporting events, but we’ll get together afterwards and have a few beers in the pub, have a few laughs, and tell a few sheep jokes.

Actually, here is someone dressed up in a sheep suit at the Gabba during the Australia versus New Zealand Test Match – at the height of summer! (from ABC news). I'm not sure if this person is from Australia or New Zealand.

The reason we take the piss out of each other so much is because we are so alike – but we don’t like to admit it!

I mentioned in my video application that I would wear an All Blacks jersey for 3 months if I scored the job.

However, I’ve gone above the call of duty.

Tomorrow (Sunday 6 September) , I will be appearing in the Brisbane edition of The Sunday Mail wearing my All Blacks jersey AND All Blacks Scarf!

In fact, the photographer just left my place – I felt like a catwalk model, but much heavier.

What’s scary is that I bought my All Blacks jersey on a ski trip to New Zealand in 1990, about 5 sizes smaller ago.

That’s right, but this will only happen if I manage to make the Top 3 – which I’m not in at the moment: AND Entirely Kiwi is silly enough to pick me for the job if the Top 3 beckons.

This is no joke. I’ll keep my word and do this if I get through.

But this can only happen if a large chunk of the 4 million New Zealanders and a small proportion of their 60 million sheep will have to press ‘Follow’ on the right hand side.

You can get a preview of me in the All Blacks jersey tomorrow, but I’d rather much you see me in person.

I know that I might be a bit smelly after 3 months of wearing the jersey, and I’d probably be quarantined if I ever set foot back in Australia, but I think it’s worth it!

I think it’s THAT unlikely, I’m willing to take a punt on this!

So there you go New Zealand – here’s your chance. Let’s see how much the Kiwis really want this to happen!

Click on the ‘Follow’ button on the right hand side!

Catch you soon.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Check Out Some Previous Silly Travel Posts About New Zealand

Hi there.

Thanks to everyone who's followed this blog to help me score a 3 month trip around New Zealand! The support is definitely most appreciated, and I'm very grateful!

Feel free to pass on this site ( to your friends and have them press 'Follow' as well!

Anyway, a blast from the past today - I've included some previous silly posts about New Zealand from my website, The Travel Tart - Offbeat Tales From a Travel Addict.

Check them out here:

The World's Fastest Indian - Where Is It Now?

Bizarre Steakhouse Advertisement - WTF?

Strange Tourist Attraction of The Week - The Shoe Fence

The World's Steepest Street

Thanks once again for everything!

If you're new here, and would like to see more of these silly posts about New Zealand for 3 months, it's not too late to press 'Follow' on the right hand side, so that the Kiwis have to put up for another Australian for a while!

Talk soon!
Anthony, The Travel Tart

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Zealand Language Guide

New Zealand is pretty much the most isolated country on the planet.

I laughed at one ‘Flight Of The Conchords’ episode that had the funniest tourism sign displayed inside the New Zealand consulate.

It said ‘New Zealand – Only 18 Hours From New York’.

I love the tinge of understatement!

New Zealand is great fun though – I’ve been there a couple of times. The people there are friendly, the scenery is inspiring, and beer there is fabulous.

However, because New Zealand is so far away from everywhere else, Kiwis have their own unique bent on the English language, both in terms of slang and pronunciation.

First time visitors to New Zealand can often find the accent almost impossible to understand. In fact, I’ve seen some US TV shows that have been shot in New Zealand for American audiences use English subtitles when the locals speak!

Maybe New Zealand is the Scotland of the Southern Hemisphere!

So I’ve produced my own New Zealand English guide for prospective travellers to New Zealand, which includes the expression, and what it means.


Handle The Jandal - Someone/thing can handle the pressure
Fush and Chups - Ocean animal and food derived from potatoes.
Chilly Bin - Esky, Ice Box
Slicker Pads - The ice bricks you place in a Chilly Bin
Judder Bars - Speed bumps
Cuz - Your cousin, including 1st, 2nd or 400th cousin
Sweet As Bro! - Fantastic, Awesome!

Now that you’re fluent, there’s no excuse now to not visit New Zealand and talk with the locals!

Thanks for reading!

Also, I'd be grateful if you clicked the 'Follow' button on the right hand side to send me to New Zealand for 3 months! Thanks!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Follow The Travel Tart Cruising Around New Zealand Bro!

Hi there!

My name is Anthony, but I'm better known as the author of The Travel Tart - Offbeat Tales From A Travel Addict.

I write about the funny, offbeat and downright weird aspects of world travel today.

I love travelling around this planet of ours to experience it's awesome people, cultures, food and beer.

I even do crazy stuff like cycle down 'The World's Most Dangerous Road' in Bolivia:

Anyway, I am from the West Island of New Zealand - Australia!

That's right, since there's so many Kiwis over here, I decided to put in an application for me to go over to New Zealand for a while and even up the numbers a tiny bit!

Basically, the nice people at Entirely Kiwi and their 'World Famous' promotion want to shout someone an all expenses paid trip around New Zealand for 3 months.

If you look at the 'About' section on the right hand side of this blog, it's similar to the hugely successful 'Best Job In The World' promotion - but with tonnes more sheep and less sunshine.

Out of hundreds of entries, they were silly enough to shortlist me in their Top 10 choices.

I was fairly stunned about this because I decided to put in a fairly shonky application at the last minute, including a terrible sequence of me pretending to have a New Zealand accent - if you're feeling a tad insane, you can view it here.

Unfortunately, I've sold my soul and mentioned that I would even wear an All Blacks jersey for the entire trip if I won.

But I need your help - to send me to New Zealand, click on the 'Follow' button on the right hand side. The winner will be selected from the Top 3 most followed blogs!

Anyway, talk soon, and stay tuned for more posts!