As a nation, we have a close connection to our brothers and sisters in the West Island, known by some as Australia. In fact many of us have brothers and sisters and other whanau living over there!
Today is Australia Day, and the Aussies certainly know how to celebrate. There'll be fireworks, BBQ's, beer, wine, an ODI at Adelaide (where it's almost always 40* on Australia Day) and lots of Ocker bonhomie. Good on them; they've had a rough start to 2011, so they deserve a break, and we wish them well.
We wish all Australians well today on their big day. Here. to mark the day, is Sam Kekovich, the Australian Lambassador, with a short message on just what it takes to be Australian ...
Happy Australia Day cobbers!