This is just one of the reasons why Australians have a soft spot for New Zealanders :
A hugely entertaining week of New Zealand Is Weird stories here.
A motor vehicle company in New Zealand announced it was giving away a free goat with every ute sold.
Its public relations man was quoted in the papers as saying, with sheep numbers in decline in New Zealand, it was time to "float the goat".
He talked up their weed-eating abilities and also guaranteed there was zero risk of getting goat flu.