Geographically Australia and New Zealand are close. Well at least in world terms. Around 1340 miles as the crow flies.
No surprise therefore to see Aussie things washed up on New Zealand shores. Holden cars, Arnott's biscuits, Bundaberg drinks and less welcome the brushtail possum (a real pest).
It was great though to hear some of the Aussie bands that I loved from the 80s: Midnight Oil, Men at Work, John Farnham and this feller Jimmy Barnes.
The video for his 1987 track 'Driving Wheels' contains these freight train trucks that thunder down the roads of New Zealand, hounding you. Pull over and get out of their way, if you can, they're another pest! Best pull in and listen
Kicking up some dust with some great squealing guitar is the aptly named Johnny Diesel, aka Mark Denis Lizotte.