Call us JAFAs
Oh, that’s so witty. Well done — did you think of that one all by yourself, or did a grown-up help you? Yes, we’re JAFAs — Just Another Fuckin’ Aucklander. But don’t forget that we outnumber you, no matter where you’re from — Wellington, Christchurch, or any of those other little towns whose names escape me right now.
We’re the living, beating heart of New Zealand, and you can’t survive without us. We’re the fastest-growing regional economy in the country (We’ll not count Canterbury; it’s not growing so much as catching up. Yes, the earthquakes hit you bloody hard, but you’re rebuilding not building from scratch, so feel free to thank us for our reconstruction assistance any time you like.). We contribute more to the country per head that anywhere else in New Zealand; we keep this country running. So we’re Aucklanders, but we’re a damned sight more than Just Another Fuckin’ Aucklander.