NZ takes Australian standards and modifies them a bit more...smaller nation syndrome.
Ah, yes, sometimes I think it would be great if we could all agree on some kind of standards. ...Like a world without "x" kinds of standard pipe threads, many different sizes of nuts, bolts, and threads, etc.
Wow! talk about unrealistic.
Sorry you took offence.
What it is is that people go buy higher quality stuff than is standard in NZ, and it is a bit aggravating, when such an item is totally certified in the country of purchase
, that it has to be re-certified in NZ.
It feels just like "mordida" in the Latin American countries--an unnecessary
hassle and expense, jumping through stupid
hoops, but it is the way of the world and it must be suffered. It is entirely natural that people gripe about what feels unfair to them......just as you did with your post....