In the year 2006, an Australian tried to sell New Zealand on eBay
An Australian man, attempted to flog off Aotearoa* on online auction site eBay.
Bidding process began at just 1 cent, and six thousents hits and 22 bids later, only AUS$3,000 was offered for the “half gallon, quarter acre, pavlova paradise” before eBay pulled the auction.
“Clearly, New Zealand is not for sale,” eBay Australia representative Daniel Feiler told the New Zealand Press Organization. “It is generally household products we have for sale, but there are the occasional unusual items put up. We have a look at them and if they are OK we keep them, but if it is anything that can’t be sold, we get them off.”
The business owner Aussie galah*, who has not been recognized but is considered to live in Queensland, had visited Auckland once. His marketing said the nation had “very bad weather”, and he criticised “the dodgiest America’s Cup win ever”, Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Us Kiwis are used to Ockers* trying to rob our lot – pavlova, Split Enz, Sam Neil, and Russell Crowe, to name a few.
But even for a nation of convicts, their most recent attempt at a land grab charges as the greatest case of green eyed monster we’ve seen yet.
But not all in New Zealand could see the humorous side. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters informed TVNZ: “I don’t think it’s fun. I think that kind of absurd silliness, I’ll leave to the tabloid media. ”
Crickey mate. Chill out. God’s Own piece of real estate is still in safe hands.