New Zealand

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As you probably know, there is a great deal of rivalry between Australians and New Zealanders. It’s mainly in sport, which is most obvious with the Bledisloe Cup; the annual rugby league battle between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. Australia normally comes off second best in that one, to much gnashing of teeth here [...]


Regular readers will know that here on Bobinoz we like nothing more than a survey, poll or report, especially if it ends up with a league table like list. Nothing is more perfect, is it, than putting things in order. We have featured plenty such lists before, including: And the Best City in Australia to [...]

James Bond Island

Ok, enough of this BobinThailand stuff; I’m back in Oz now. Time to start talking about life in Australia again. But before I do, it would be rude of me to not at least mention that we all had a fantastic time in Phuket. I clearly had some concerns about the weather before I left, [...]


Brisbane Riverfire 2010 Hopefully you all managed to watch the video I put up for you on Friday in my post called the end of the world is nigh. It was, of course, a load of twaddle! I think at one stage the narrator wondered what would happen next here in Australia. An earthquake? How [...]


About a month ago the fifth annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (I must have missed the first four) claimed that Australia has some of the worlds most expensive housing, quoting the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast as being in the top five of the least affordable areas in the world. I don’t get [...]