Australia and New Zealand are natural allies with a strong trans-Tasman sense of family. Migration, trade and defence ties, keen competition on the sporting field, and strong people-to-people links have helped shape a close and co-operative relationship. Hundreds of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders cross the Tasman each year as tourists, for business purposes, or to visit family members.
It is estimated that around 670,000 New Zealand citizens live in Australia (close to 15 per cent of New Zealand’s population), while there are around 70,000 Australians in New Zealand.
TEAM NEW ZEALAND
Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?
Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.
If you are of NZ descent and keen to represent New Zealand, please join the Team New Zealand Facebook group.
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