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Kiwi’s crush Aussie’s spirits… again

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Kiwi’s crush Aussie’s spirits… again

On field and now online - the Kiwis show their dominance


AUCKLAND – 8 October 2008: A Kiwi man has topped off a great month for New Zealand nabbing first prize in a competition run by accommodation website that pitted the traditional Trans-Tasman rivals against each other.

Fielding resident Duncan Gower, 41, was the lucky winner of’s Aussie v Kiwi contest, an online quiz that tested participants’ local knowledge of their own and their neighbours’ country.

Over 10,000 Kiwis and Aussies took part in the contest, contributing towards their home team’s score with competitors required to demonstrate their history, sporting and geographical knowledge in the quiz.

Mimicking this year’s Bledisloe Cup, the two teams went into the final round with scores squared, but a strong showing by Kiwi competitors led the New Zealand team to victory – in the end demolishing the Aussie team 71,462 to 45,496.

Gower, who manages Sprocket a Fielding business, received a $1,000 accommodation gift voucher for his win.  Mr Gower said “I’m very surprised and shocked by the win and not sure where I want to visit yet.”

General Manager Brand, Megan Magill, commented on the strong trans-Tasman rivalry: “There’s a great history of competition between the Trans-Tasman rivals and it was great to see this play out online.”

“As an Aussie, I’m disappointed we didn’t win, particularly as it gives my Kiwi husband something more to brag about.”

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