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‘Poor cousin’: New Zealand opposition leader insults Tasmania in off-script remarks – The Guardian

Judith Collins says she would not want New Zealand to emulate Tasmania economically and says it was nicer ‘before the Green party took over’

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New Zealand opposition leader Judith Collins has taken aim at Tasmania, calling it Australias poor cousin during a penultimate day of election campaigning.
In another off-script moment in her struggling campaign, the leader of the centre-right National party sledged Australias smallest state on Thursday, saying she wouldnt want New Zealand to be like it.
We dont want to be the poor cousin of the rest of Australia as such, she said in Auckland.
Collins was asked how she would describe her camp…

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