I know that as Australians we’re meant to make fun of New Zealanders… but to be honest I really, really like them.
You guys, they’re cute.
They have Hobbiton, which is random, and also fun.
They have a National Wizard, which is silly.
And they're home to the world's smallest dolphin species, because of course they are.
New Zealand is like an alternate universe where female prime ministers are taken seriously and there's an absurd number of animals.
But on Monday night, the Kiwis outdid themselves. You see, they've launched a prime time TV show with three hosts, where they talk about news and current affairs.
Listen: Dave Hughes explains why he left The Project. (Post continues after audio.)
'Hey, that sounds kinda like The Project!' I hear you say. Well, it is The Project.
No, really. It's called The Project and the slogan is 'news done differently.' This is fine - there are lots of TV franchises that get adopted internationally. Like The Bachelor, or Top Model.
But this is far cuter than that.
Guys, look at the backdrop: